Why do hot dogs come in packages of 10 and hot dog buns come in packages of 8?

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
    Kenna McHughposted 2 years ago

    Why do hot dogs come in packages of 10 and hot dog buns come in packages of 8?

  2. mike102771 profile image80
    mike102771posted 2 years ago

    From what I understand one standard pack of hot-dogs (10 to 12 dogs) equals one pound (weight not money) and one pack of buns equals one loaf of bread. I know there is some existential meaning or some overly thought out thing about consumerism but really simple is usually right.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
      Kenna McHughposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sillyness of packaging. You have a valid point. I wonder how that relates to hamburger, too.

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    Cissy1946posted 2 years ago

    Sometimes it's really hard to explain the real reason why things are done the way they are when people constantly insist on being logical. The REAL reason hot dogs come in packages of 10 and buns come in packages of 8 is because dogs don't eat buns and hot dogs always fall of the grill...

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
      Kenna McHughposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That make sense, haha.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago

    I have wondered about this myself, but  I know someone who thinks the buns have too much bread-- and there should be two franks to each bun.
    It still doesn't come out even.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
      Kenna McHughposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No. It sure doesn't. They need to make 10 bun packages.

    2. profile image0
      Cissy1946posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I don't use hot dog buns anymore. I just roll my hot dog up in a flour tortilla. Dogs don't eat them either...

  5. MichaelMcNabb profile image78
    MichaelMcNabbposted 2 years ago

    The two extra wieners are for cutting up and using in your mac-n-cheese.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
      Kenna McHughposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds yummy.

  6. jackclee lm profile image84
    jackclee lmposted 2 years ago

    I think it is just clever packaging to get you the consumer to buy more than you need. I start with one pack of each, but then buy another package of bun, and then buy another pack of hot dog...

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
      Kenna McHughposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I can see that.

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image18
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Jack
      Brilliant answer

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    According to Rich Hall's "Sniglets," the phenomenon you describe is known as "Excess Bunnerage."

    If the reverse occurs - i.e., your hot dogs come in packs of 10 but the buns come in packs of 8, then you have "Excess Wienerage."

    It's a very rare occurrence, but occasionally the number of hot dogs and buns comes out even. This is known as "Frankquilization."

    Now you know. And knowing is half the battle!

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
      Kenna McHughposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I will have make those into 10 sentence.

 
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