All The Flavor With Half The Calories: Kayem Foods Introduces New Lean Frank

Kayem Lean Franks, a light and delicious twist on Franks

Jun 12, 2012, 10:41 ET from Kayem Foods

CHELSEA, Mass., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As beach season nears, New Englanders looking to cut calories without compromising flavor can now enjoy a fresh, juicy Kayem frank with half the calories. Kayem Foods, New England's favorite hot dog manufacturer for more than 100 years and maker of the famous Fenway Franks, today announced that Kayem Lean Franks are now available at participating grocers in New England.

New Englanders can now find deliciously seasoned Kayem Lean Franks at retail markets including Roche Bros, Big Y Foods, Dave's Marketplace, Johnnie's Foodmaster, Trucchi's and Donelan's Supermarket.  Kayem Lean Franks are not just lean; they're also all natural and have 75 percent less fat, 45 percent less sodium and 50 percent less calories than a traditional frank without compromising taste and quality. The lean franks are made with premium cuts of chicken, contain no artificial preservatives and are MSG and gluten free.

"We're thrilled to offer consumers another option when it comes to franks," said Bob Kufferman, Kayem Senior Brand Manager. "Kayem remains committed to providing great tasting, quality products made from the finest ingredients. The new Lean Franks are easy to prepare and are perfect for your next gathering with friends and family."

Kayem offers up a delicious Lean Frank recipe with fresh cucumber salsa to kick-start your summer season and offer each of your barbecue guests something they'll love. For more Kayem recipes, visit

Grilled Kayem Lean Franks with Garden Salsa

Serves – 8

Total time – 10 minutes


1 lb

Kayem Lean Franks – 8 links

Cooking spray

8 ea

New England split top hot dog buns

1 cup

garden salsa

8 oz 

light sour cream

2 tbsp

fresh chives, chopped


  1. Coat grill with cooking spray and set to medium heat.  Place franks around the outer edge of the grill.  Grill for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned all around.
  2. Place grilled franks inside the hot dog bun, top each with 2 tablespoons of the garden salsa.  Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with the chopped chives.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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 of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. In 2010, Kayem was named the official frank and sausage of the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium. Visit or for more information.

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