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Favorite side dishes for a perfect barbecue among consumers in the United States 2017

As of 2017, nearly 80% of American consumers at the age of 18 and older who have had a barbecue in the previous year believe that potato salad is the perfect side dish to a barbecue. Second ranks ketchup – with Heinz being the U.S. favorite ketchup brand – followed by green salad and baked potatoes.

Favorite drink at barbecue
Soft drinks are usually the first choice amongst American respondents at a barbecue. Around 70% of U.S. barbecue enthusiasts like to consume coke, soda etc. while grilling. According to the respondents, water and beer are other popular beverages to have at barbecues which, in the U.S., are preferably done in summer.

Preferred foods for barbecue
When it comes to barbecues, there is a wide range of food American consumers like to grill. Among U.S. respondents of 18 years and older that have had a barbecue within last year, meat or steaks is the most commonly kind of grilled food. Burgers are another fan favorite amongst respondents but rather few of them regularly grill cheese.

Which side dishes belong to a perfect barbecue?

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Number of respondents

824 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents, who had a barbecue within the last year

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