How Many Hotdogs to Buy for a Large Group


Purchasing hotdogs for a large group can oftentimes be difficult. It can easily turn confusing when attempting to figure out how many to buy. However with these simple and easy charts, you will be able to remove any stress you may have had!

When making hotdogs for a large group, prepare to serve three average-sized (6 inch) hotdogs for every adult individual. Similarly, when serving average-sized hotdogs, assume every child will eat two. When serving large (12 inch) hotdogs, generally, two per person will be needed.

Below are a list of charts to help you determine exactly how many hotdogs will be required, based on the size of your group.

How many six inch hotdogs

Six inch hotdogs are the average size of hotdogs. In general, people will eat around 3 hotdogs.

Below is a helpful chart that will help you determine exactly how many hotdogs to buy for your group size, assuming that the hotdogs are $1.98 per package, and come in a package of 10.

Hotdog sizeGroup sizeHow many hotdogs will be neededHow many packages will be neededPrice based on how many packages will be needed
Six inchesTen peopleThirty hotdogs will be neededThree packages will be neededFive dollars and ninety four cents
Six inchesTwenty peopleSixty hotdogs will be neededSix packages will be neededEleven dollars and eighty eight cents
Six inchesThirty peopleNinety hotdogs will be neededNine packages will be neededSeventeen dollars and eighty two cents
Six inchesForty peopleOne hundred twenty hotdogs will be neededTwelve packages will be neededTwenty three dollars and seventy six dollars
Six inches Fifty peopleOne hundred fifty hotdogs will be neededFifteen packages will be neededTwenty nine dollars and seventy cents
Six inches Sixty peopleOne hundred eighty hotdogs will be neededEighteen packages will be neededThirty five dollars and sixty four cents
Six inches Seventy peopleTwo hundred ten hotdogs will be neededTwenty one packages will be neededForty one dollars and fifty eight cents
Six inchesEighty peopleTwo hundred forty hotdogs will be neededTwenty four packages will be neededForty seven dollars and fifty two cents
Six inchesNinety peopleTwo hundred seventy hotdogs will be neededTwenty seven packages will be neededFifty three dollars and forty six cents
Six inchesOne hundredThree hundred hotdogs will be neededThirty packages will be neededFifty nine dollars and forty cents
How many six inch hotdogs will be needed based on the size of your group

How many twelve inch hotdogs

Below is a helpful chart that will help you determine exactly how many hotdogs to buy for your group size, assuming that the hotdogs are $5.79 per package, and come in a package of 5.

Hotdog sizeGroup sizeHow many hotdogs will be neededHow many packages will be neededPrice based on how many packages will be needed
Twelve inchesTen peopleTwenty hotdogs will be neededFour packages will be neededTwenty three dollars and sixteen cents
Twelve inchesTwenty peopleForty hotdogs will be neededEight packages will be neededForty six dollars and thirty two cents
Twelve inchesThirty peopleSixty hotdogs will be neededTwelve packages will be neededSixty nine dollars and forty eight cents
Twelve inchesForty peopleEighty hotdogs will be neededSixteen packages will be neededNinety two dollars and sixty four cents
Twelve inchesFifty peopleOne hundred hotdogs will be neededTwenty packages will be neededOne hundred fifteen dollars and eighty cents
Twelve inchesSixty peopleOne hundred twenty hotdogs will be neededTwenty four packages will be neededOne hundred thirty eight dollars and ninety six cents
Twelve inchesSeventy peopleOne hundred forty hotdogs will be neededTwenty eight packages will be neededOne hundred sixty two dollars and twelve cents
Twelve inchesEighty peopleOne hundred sixty hotdogs will be neededThirty two packages will be neededOne hundred eighty five dollars and twenty eight cents
Twelve inchesNinety peopleOne hundred eighty hotdogs will be neededThirty six packages will be neededTwo hundred eight dollars and forty four cents
Twelve inchesOne hundred peopleTwo hundred hotdogs will be neededForty packages will be neededTwo hundred thirty one dollars and sixty cents
How many twelve inch hotdogs will be needed based on the size of your group

How many hotdogs for kids

Below is a helpful chart that will help you determine exactly how many hotdogs to buy for your group size, assuming that the hotdogs are $1.98 per package, and come in a package of 10.

Hotdog sizeGroup sizeHow many hotdogs will be neededHow many packages will be neededPrice based on how many packages will be needed
Six inchesTen peopleTwenty hotdogs will be neededTwo packages will be neededThree dollars and ninety six cents
Six inchesTwenty peopleForty hotdogs will be neededFour packages will be neededSeven dollars and ninety two cents
Six inchesThirty peopleSixty hotdogs will be neededSix packages will be neededEleven dollars and eighty eight cents
Six inchesForty peopleEighty hotdogs will be neededEight packages will be needed Fifteen dollars and eighty four cents
Six inchesFifty peopleOne hundred hotdogs will be neededTen packages will be neededNineteen dollars and eighty cents
Six inchesSixty peopleOne hundred twenty hotdogs will be neededTwelve packages will be neededTwenty three dollars and seventy six cents
Six inchesSeventy peopleOne hundred forty hotdogs will be neededFourteen packages will be neededTwenty seven dollars and seventy two cents
Six inchesEighty peopleOne hundred sixty hotdogs will be neededSixteen packages will be neededThirty one dollars and sixty eight cents
Six inchesNinety people One hundred eighty hotdogs will be neededEighteen packages will be neededThirty five dollars and sixty four cents
Six inchesOne hundred peopleTwo hundred hotdogs will be neededTwenty packages will be neededThirty nine dollars and sixty cents
How many hotdogs will be needed for your group of kids

If sides are provided

If sides are provided, then fewer hotdogs will be needed. This is due to your guests having more options to choose from, and so they will not have to solely fill up on hotdogs.

In this case, when cooking six inch hotdogs with sides, it can be assumed that every individual will eat two hotdogs, and children will eat one. When cooking twelve inch hotdogs, it can be assumed that every individual will eat only one.

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