Joey Chestnut (L) of San Jose, California celebrates winning the annual International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest by holding a plate of 66 hot dogs and buns with an unidentifed official, in 2007, at the original Nathan's Famous restaurant in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, NY.
Joey Chestnut (L) of San Jose, California celebrates winning the annual International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest by holding a plate of 66 hot dogs and buns with an unidentifed official, in 2007, at the original Nathan's Famous restaurant in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, NY. - 

Everyone wants a bite of the hot dog.

On Tuesday, chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride began the bidding war for Hillshire Brands with an offer equivalent to $6.4 billion. Hillshire is a brand best-known for their Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs. Tyson Foods, another meatpacking distributor, relished the opportunity to beat them on Thursday with their own offering of $6.1 billion.

What I wanted to know: What are they offering in... meat? How many hot dogs and whole chickens could Tyson foods buy with that $6.1 billion?

Approx. number of Ballpark Hot Dogs:

9,779,559,118

 

Approx. number of Tyson Family Roaster Chickens: 

985,460,420

Tyson's going to need to purchase another 300 million hot dogs if they want to match the Pilgrim's Pride deal.