July 4, 2016

The All-American Cookout is Still a Tremendous Bargain

 |  By: Ben Potter

Cookouts are a fun way to spend time with family, friends and neighbors during Independence Day. As it turns out, it’s also a steal of a deal – likely costing less per person than a trip to your favorite fast food restaurant.

According to research from the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average cost of a summer cookout for 10 is just $5.61 per person. For that price, you can chow down on hot dogs and cheeseburgers with buns, pork spare ribs, deli potato salad, baked beans, corn chips, lemonade, chocolate milk, ketchup, mustard and watermelon.