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The noblest dog of all...
is the hot dog



A SHORT HISTORY OF SAUSAGES

The English word "sausage" comes from the Latin word salsus meaning "seasoned" or "spiced". Exactly when salts and spices were used to preserve meats is obscured in the veils of history. We do know that the Chinese were eating pork sausages long before the introduction of Christianity and that sausages were referred to in the writing of the early Greek historians and poets. It is also recorded that when Constantine the Great became Emperor of Rome, the Romans were especially fond of a finely-minced pork sausage seasoned with pine nuts, which was parboiled then grilled and served with a dab of ground mustard seed. The popularity of sausages spread throughout Europe and the New World. Many regional recipes were developed depending on the ingredients available and local tastes. Sausages were particularly popular in Frankfurt, Germany, where they were served with bread. Sausages served in this manner became known as frankfurters.

THE AMERICAN HOT DOG... IS IT A SAUSAGE?

Yes. The term "hot dog" was first used by a newspaper reporter in 1893 who likened its resemblance to a Dachshund Wiener dog. So the first hot dogs were true sausages made with quality ingredients and smoked in a natural casing. But today the term often refers to low quality products containing flour and other fillers without a natural casing.

A WORD ABOUT OUR OTHER PRODUCTS

Our Potato and Pasta salads contain nothing but wholesome ingredients with no preservatives added.

Our cookies contain only natural ingredients such as sunflower seeds, whole rolled oats, raisins, cinnamon and the finest of Ghirardelli dark chocolate and vanilla chips. No preservatives are added.

At the Frankfurter, we serve the best fresh squeezed lemonade you can find. Our famous lemonade is made with a whole lemon and contains only water, pure cane sugar and lemon. A natural thirst quencher and we squeeze it right before your eyes.

When you are looking for the very best in fresh, quality products -- something different from the usual -- try the Frankfurter.

 
       
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