Americans paying more for 4th of July cookouts

Grilling out before the fireworks show? You’ll be paying more.

As the U.S. endures rising inflation, Americans celebrating the 4th of July with cookouts will be faced with paying higher prices for food.

Hot dogs and buns were the top selling grocery item last year, but the national average price of hot dogs has risen 43 percent over the last year which is a larger increase than hamburgers, chicken, or pork chops.

The price of some beverages is also increasing, especially sodas. The price of beer has also increased nearly eight percent.

The price of potato chips and ice cream has increased 14 percent.

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