CHELSEA, Mass., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Hot Dog Day is July 23 and Kayem Foods, the official Frank and Sausage of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, is celebrating with Red Sox player Shane Victorino by announcing the winner of the "Create The Next Fenway Frank" contest at a free sampling event at Boston Harbor Cruises' The Landing at Long Wharf. Peter Leibowitz and Rybecca Abott, the finalists of Kayem's "Create The Next Fenway Frank" contest will sample their hot dog creations to the public during the special free lunchtime celebration and Shane Victorino will announce the grand prize winner. The winning recipe will be sold for the remainder of the season at Fenway Park, starting that night at the Red Sox game versus the Tampa Bay Rays, and will also receive a $1,000 Cash Gift Card and wicked bragging rights. The runner up will receive a $500 Cash Gift Card.
Peter Leibowitz of Hudson, MA and Rybecca Abott of Walcott, CT won over the crowds with their delicious dogs. Leibowitz combined some of his favorite ingredients to create his "Big Puppi" hot dog, named after the famous Red Sox Player. Covered with Jalapeno Ketchup, yellow mustard, sauteed onions, melted cheddar cheese and potato sticks, "Big Puppi" has it all. Abott's "Becky's Boston Chili Dog" is a regular favorite in her house and features her homemade chili topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.
Kayem's National Hot Dog Day celebration will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a free Kayem frank, enter raffles for a chance to win Kayem and Boston Harbor Cruises prizes, and have their photo taken with Red Sox Shane Victorino and Wally the Green Monster. Kevin Karlson of 100.7 WZLX will provide music and the WZLX and Canobie Lake street team will provide fun giveaways to guests all afternoon.
"National Hot Dog Day is a perfect opportunity to celebrate our fans and their love of hot dogs by enjoying a Kayem Frank, and sampling the creations from our two 'Create The Next Fenway Frank' finalists." said Bob Kufferman, Kayem Senior Brand Manager. "We want to thank everyone who participated in the contest for their passion and creativity and we look forward to seeing which dog takes the prize this year."
This spring, Kayem launched its first "Create The Next Fenway Frank" contest, giving hot dog and culinary fans the chance to step up to the plate and create their own perfect combination of toppings for enjoying a game at Fenway. Fans started with a classic Kayem Fenway Frank and New England Style bun, and added toppings and dressings to make their creation complete. On July 1, Kayem presented its lineup of the top five franks, as selected by Kayem and Aramark, and Facebook fans voted Rybecca and Peter as their top two favorites.
Kayem Foods, founded in 1909, is the largest meat processor in New England. Owned and operated by the same family for more than 100 years, the company manufactures Kayem Franks, the #1 brand of franks sold in New England. Best known for its Old Tyme Natural Casing franks, Kayem produces over 100 varieties of hot dogs and 300 varieties of deli meats, sausage and dinner hams under the Kayem, al fresco, Schonland's, McKenzie, Triple M, Genoa, Jordan's, Deutschmacher, Kirschner, and Essem brands. In 2009, Kayem Foods began manufacturing and distributing the iconic Fenway Franks line of hot dogs, the Official Hot Dog and Sausage of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. In 2010, Kayem, became the official brand of both Franks and Sausage of the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium.
Contact: Sophie Hamersley
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