Hot Dog! Nathan's Famous Angus Beef Franks Arrive Just in Time for Grilling Season

CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new dog on the block, and it's delicious.

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Nathan's Famous Angus Beef Franks have arrived just in time for grilling season, giving consumers another choice when it comes to the hot dog that has won scores of independent taste tests.

"Consumers love Angus beef, and now they can choose Nathan's Famous hot dogs made from all Angus beef, too," says Janet Sweeney, marketing director for Specialty Foods Group, which handles retail sales for Nathan's Famous hot dogs.  "It's all about giving consumers the choices they want as we kick off the grilling season."

The new Angus beef franks come in a 14 ounce, seven link package with a black label to signify black Angus beef.  The suggested retail price is $5.99.

Adding to the Nathan's excitement this season is the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Sweepstakes on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/kaGlxG), which gives consumers a chance to win a trip for four to the 2012 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest held each year in Coney Island, NY.  Additional prizes include hundreds of coupons for free packages of Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs.  The sweepstakes runs through July 15, 2011.

Nathan's Famous hot dogs are just that – famous for their quality and great flavor that has made them a culinary icon.  President Theodore Delano Roosevelt served them to the King and Queen of England in 1939; everyone from Al Capone to Joe DiMaggio to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani have enjoyed and lauded the attributes of Nathan's Famous hot dogs.

Nathan's Famous hot dogs are produced and distributed to retail stores nationwide by Specialty Foods Group (SFG), a leading U.S. producer and marketer of a wide variety of premium branded and private-label processed meat products. SFG products are available through a wide-range of outlets including national and regional supermarkets, independent food retailers, delicatessens, club stores, convenience stores and foodservice distributors.

SOURCE Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs




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