People Will Grill Just About Anything


Grilling meat with my dad

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A new survey finds:

  • 33% of people expect to attend a family barbecue or cookout this summer.
  • 29% of people say they grill food for family gatherings.
  • But a lot of people insist grilling shouldn’t be limited to summer.
  • In fact, 56% of people say they grill year round.
  • 48% have even used their grill during a snowstorm, and 39% have grilled in the rain.
  • 63% look at grilling as one of their healthy hobbies.

So, what is everyone’s favorite foods to grill?

  • Well, chicken tops the list as the most popular meat to grill this summer (53%), followed by:
    • Burgers (50%)
    • Steaks (48%)
  • But grilling isn’t just for the main course, with many using their grill for their sides and more, including:
    • Vegetables and fruits (51%)
    • Corn (35%)
    • Potatoes (35%)
    • Asparagus (30%)
    • Pineapple (30%)
    • Zucchini (30%)

And some folks get really creative with what they put on the grill. Some of the unconventional foods respondents have grilled include:

  • “A crate of jalapeños.”
  • “Mexican seafood.”
  • “Cow tongue.”
  • “Snail.”
  • “Chicken and waffles.”
  • “Shrimp kabob.”
  • “Whole lizard.”
  • “Doughnuts.”
  • “Eggplant and fish.”
  • “Sweet potato, limes, oranges, and cake batter.”
  • “Avocados split into fours.”
  • “Grilled apple tossed salad.”
  • “Potato chips.” 

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