FISHERS, Ind., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you're hosting or attending a backyard get together this Fourth of July, chances are you'll be enjoying food hot off the grill. According to a survey by Pine Mountain® firestarters and firelogs, the nation's birthday is considered the most popular holiday to cook outdoors by 58 percent of survey respondents. However, what you'll find on your plate could vary by city. Steak is the grill meat of choice in Atlanta, Dallas and San Francisco, while New York and Chicago residents reach for burgers first.
One thing people across the country can agree on – flavor reigns supreme. The most popular reason for cooking on the grill according to 69 percent of survey respondents is because it makes the food tastes better. Why else do people pick the open flames of a grill over the stove? The survey found:
- Fifty-six percent of New Yorkers like to cook on the grill because it brings family and friends together. The sentiment's echoed by more than 50 percent of residents in Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco and Chicago as well!
- Fifty-five percent of Atlanta-locals like to grill because it's just fun.
- Forty-seven percent of Chicagoans opt to grill because it gets them outside.
- Nearly 30 percent in Atlanta and Chicago grill to help them relax.
- A quarter of those in Chicago also look forward to grilling to cut down on dishes!
"Whether you're grilling for a crowd on a holiday, or it's a weekday dinner, grilling outdoors over an open flame undoubtedly enhances the dining experience," said Landon Whetsel, Brand Manager of Pine Mountain®. "When grilling over charcoal, the Pine Mountain® ExtremeStart™ Firestarter can not only help get the grill going faster, but it cuts down on mess and the time you usually spend babysitting the fire, so you can enjoy more time with family and friends."
To start a charcoal grill with the Pine Mountain® ExtremeStart™ Firestarter, you just put it on the grill, light at the arrow indications, and place your charcoal or charcoal chimney on top. The coals turn gray in minutes – a benefit that is sure to be appreciated by the 53 percent of Chicagoans who say they will grill any time they can as a little snow or rain never hurt anybody!
The Pine Mountain® ExtremeStart™ Firestarter is compact and easily transported to your next outdoor event or tailgate. There's no need to hunt for newspaper, dried grass, or other kindling to light a wood fire, or use accelerants, gels, and lighter fluids to ignite a charcoal fire. The ExtremeStart™ Firestarter achieves the same result with less hassle and mess.
To view instructional how-to videos of Pine Mountain® firelogs and firestarters visit www.YouTube.com/PineMountainFire.
About the Survey
ORC International was commissioned to conduct this survey in May-June 2017 among a sample of 1,000 respondents ages 18 and older who live in the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York, or San Francisco MSAs and own a smoker or grill. 200 respondents were in each of the MSAs. The sample for the study came from an online panel.
About Pine Mountain
Pine Mountain, a top selling brand of firelogs and the #1 brand of firestarters in the United States, has been adding warmth and a cozy ambience to any occasion for more than 20 years. The Pine Mountain® brand is a leader in the production and distribution of fire-related products, including: multi-purpose firelogs, multi-purpose firelogs made of natural materials, Java-Log® firelogs, StarterLogg® firestarters, and the Creosote Buster® chimney cleaning log. For more information, visit www.pinemountainfire.com. Pine Mountain® brand is part of Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC.
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SOURCE Pine Mountain