Happy birthday, America!
Nothing says red, white and blue like green. And with the Fourth of July landing on a Saturday this year, Americans will be spending plenty of money.
The American Farm Bureau says the average Fourth of July BBQ will cost $5.58 a person, down 3 percent.
That includes a hot dog and hamburger, buns and condiments, plus potato salad, baked beans, corn chips, chocolate milk, lemonade and watermelon.
WalletHub projects we will consume 150 million hot dogs Saturday, along with 190 million pounds of beef, and 700 million pounds of chicken. That's a lot of chicken.