As backyard grills are getting a workout this weekend celebrating (lamenting?) the end of summer, the folks at AmazonLocal.com commissioned a survey to settle American’s barbecue debate once and for all.
That survey uncovered some interesting trends about America’s obsession with all things BBQ, including our views on the most “all-American” foods.
A whopping 84% said they plan to enjoy some sweet ‘n’ tangy barbecue at some point over this Labor Day weekend. But surprising to me, chicken beat out pork (39% to 30%) as their barbecued meat of choice, followed by beef at just 26%.
Putting the whole South vs. Southwest turf war to rest, America chose Texas as the best barbecue destination (43%) beating out Memphis (24%) and North Carolina (15%).
Additional findings …
- When it comes to what consumers consider the most all-American food, apple pie took the crown with 28% of the vote, followed by hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecue at 25%, 20% and 17% respectively.
- Four in 10 Americans believe slow-smoked is the one true way to cook great barbecue. (Well duh.)
- And 91% said they either “love or like” barbecue. (Double duh. What’s not to love?!)
The AmazonLocal Barbecue Survey was conducted online online and reached a national sample of 1,050 American adults ages 18 and older. The margin of error is +/- 3.1%, with a 95% confidence level.