The #1 Food You Should Never Bring to a Summer Barbecue — Eat This Not That
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Summer is officially here, meaning warm days, weekend vacations, and of course, backyard barbecues. However, there’s a difference between simply making a dish for a summer gathering and making a dish people actually want to eat.

That’s why YouGov polled over 16,000 Americans to determine which foods they’re eager to encounter at a summer get-together and which ones they avoid at all costs.

Before you make yourself persona non grata at another summer hangout, read on to discover the most to least popular barbecue food in America—including the #1 worst food to never bring to a BBQ. And if you’re looking for some simple meals to make tonight, check out the 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 65%

If you want to make better choices the next time you’re hitting up the drive-thru, check out these 20 Popular Fast Food Burgers—Ranked!

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 62%

corn on the cob
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 55%

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 52%

RELATED: 14 High-Protein Beans—Ranked!

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 49%

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 48%

For some more incentive to add this summer staple to your meal plan, check out What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Watermelon.

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 48%

potato chips
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 48%

If you want to make smarter choices in the snack food aisle, check out The Best & Worst Chips in 2021—Ranked!

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 41%

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 41%

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 37%

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 36%

RELATED: Get the Recipe for a Light Summer Meditteranean Pasta Salad

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 34%

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 32%

If you want to make smarter choices on your next wing night, make sure to avoid The Worst Chicken Wings in America.

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 29%

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 27%

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 27%

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 21%

RELATED: Signs You Should Stop Eating Bread Right Now

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 16%

turkey burgers
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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 11%

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Respondents who said it was their favorite: 9%

For more BBQ food news, check out The Best & Worst Barbecue Sauces on Store Shelves, According to RDs.

Sarah Crow

Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more

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