Latest Hot dog Stories

2009-06-07 17:03:14

A 41-year-old Alexandria, Va., woman has become a three-time Virginia Hot Dog Eating Champion, contest officials say. Sonya Thomas wolfed down 36 hot dogs in 10 minutes Saturday during the competition at MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Va., claiming the state title for the third time. She expressed disappointment she couldn't top her personal best of 39, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported. Thomas, who weighs 100 pounds, told the newspaper, You know, I'm not really that full. But we're eating...

2009-06-05 10:17:00

WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to popular demand, the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC) today extended the deadline to June 13 for its song contest to create an updated version of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" that includes a reference to hot dogs. "The Council has received such positive feedback and requests for more time that we will extend the deadline one week to June 13," said the Queen of Wien -- NHDSC president Janet Riley. "We've received entries...

2009-05-20 18:15:00

The war for the hearts and stomachs of hot dog lovers reached federal court in Chicago Wednesday when Sara Lee Corp. sued Kraft Foods Inc., documents showed. Sara Lee, makers of Ball Park franks, accuses Kraft of misleading consumers with advertising that touts taste tests claiming its Oscar Mayer hot dogs are better, Crain's Chicago Business reported. This is a weak attempt by Oscar Mayer to mislead millions of consumers with false and inaccurate claims, Ball Park brand director Chuck...

2009-05-06 10:22:00

Third Most Sung Song In America Includes Historic Ballpark Food Oversight WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC) today announced a new song contest to create an updated version of the century-old song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" that includes a reference to hot dogs. "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008, includes a glaring omission. While hot dogs are the number one food served in major...

2009-04-24 15:33:38

A Chicago restaurateur has earned praise from the community for hiring convicted felons, but the eatery's name -- Felony Franks -- strikes some as bad taste. Jim Andrews, owner of Felony Franks, said his goal is to have a chain of the hot dog stores staffed by convicted felons and the first location is due to open later this month, WBBM-AM, Chicago, reported Friday. A hot dog ... with a ball and chain on it, and it's under the name of Felony Franks, home of the misdemeanor wiener ... Food so...

2009-04-02 08:00:00

Ball Park Continues to Give Baseball Fans a Reason to Cheer on their Stadium Favorites DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baseball fans' love for the game can only be rivaled by their love of their favorite stadium food -- hot dogs! In a recent survey by the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, sixty-three percent of baseball fans cited hot dogs as the one ballpark food they could not live without. Already the official hot dog of Wrigley Field and Comerica Park, Ball...

2009-04-02 05:00:00

Council petitions to have 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' updated to include hot dogs WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite competition from ever-increasing food options - ranging from Ichiro Sushi offered at Safeco Field in Seattle to Rocky Mountain Oysters (fried bull testicles) at Coors Field in Colorado - hot dogs are still top dog in our nation's ballparks, according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council's (NHDSC) annual survey. With Opening Day this weekend,...

2009-03-27 11:44:02

U.S. food giant Sara Lee Corp. said it was recalling 1,728 pounds of Ball Park hot dogs, which were put into the wrong packages. The company said part of a production run of hot dogs containing cheese -- Ball Park Cheese Franks -- were put into packages for Ball Park Franks, The Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The recall involves Ball Park Beef Franks with UPC Code 5450010002, and packaging with USE BUY May 08 09 P8740A printed on them. The company declined to comment on where the hot dogs...

2009-03-19 09:41:39

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consumer certain luncheon meat kits and hot dogs purchased at a Guelph, Ontario, store. The CFIA, Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Guelph police officials said the products sold at a No Frills Store were found to contain 50mm sewing needles that had been forced into the packages. The needles were found in Schneiders-brand ham, turkey and summer sausage, pepperoni pizza, bagel combos with cream cheese, wieners and jumbo hot dogs. The CFIA...

2009-03-16 10:39:17

The New York Mets announced a deal with Nathan's Famous Monday that will bring the Big Apple's famed hot dogs to the new Citi Field ballpark. The familiar and alluring scent of Nathan's dogs and crinkle-cut fries will be part of the atmosphere when the Mets christen their new home stadium on April 13, the team said in a written statement. Nathan's originated in Brooklyn during World War I and quickly became a fixture at Coney Island and the rest of the city. The company's products are now...

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