It might seem logical that Heinz Field, which is the home of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, would serve Kraft Heinz’s Oscar Meyer hotdogs, but that’s not to be.
On June 28, the Smith Provision Company announced that it entered into a multi-year agreement with Heinz Field, featuring Smith’s Hot Dogs as The Hot Dog of Heinz Field, and Smith’s brand Boski Kielbasa as The Kielbasa of Heinz Field.
“We are thrilled to have developed a partnership with the iconic Pittsburgh Steelers organization,” said Sara Kallner, Vice President of Smith Provision Company. ”
Headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, the Smith Provision Company was founded in 1927 by Harry Smith, who operated Smith’s as a small retail butcher shop. The company was bought by the Weber family, which as a fourth generation family owned business, still runs it today.
Oh, well, hopefully Heinz Field will still top the hotdogs with Kraft Heinz’s yellow mustard, ketchup and relish. No telling whether Kraft Heinz’s Grey Poupon mustard will make the cut.
© 2016 David Mazor
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