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Target Field to Serve Hot Dogs from Minnesota's Own Schweigert™ meats03/08/2010 11:40 AM ET
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The Minnesota Twins, Delaware North Sportservice and Schweigert meats, a Minnesota-made brand with roots in Minneapolis, today announced the hot dog offerings at Target Field. Four different hot dogs are being produced by the Schweigert brand to be served throughout Target Field.
The Twins will go back to the future with the Original Twins Dog. This traditional pork and beef Tenderbite® hot dog will be made from the same recipe as the hot dogs served in the team's first ballpark - Metropolitan Stadium - and will be available at many of the ballpark's concession stands.
The quarter-pound all-beef Twins Big Dog will replace the hot dog formerly known as the Dome Dog and will be served at portable grills and select concessions stands throughout the stadium.
An old fashion pork and beef hot dog in a natural casing, named the Dugout Dog, will be vended in the stands at Target Field by retro-attired vendors during all home games. The Dugout Dogs will be steamed in vending boxes and placed in a bun when ordered, not pre-wrapped.
The Dinger Dog, an extra-long, pork and beef hot dog, will also be available at select Hennepin Grille locations at Target Field.
"We are fortunate to be able to offer our fans a variety of hot dogs for the same great value they have come to expect," said Dave St. Peter, president of the Minnesota Twins. "We've made it a priority to incorporate local restaurants and food concepts at Target Field, and we're pleased to add Schweigert meats to our hometown lineup."
The Schweigert brand has Minnesota roots dating back to 1937 and is owned by Minneapolis based Cargill. Cargill will produce all four hot dogs at its manufacturing facility in Albert Lea, Minn.
"Our quality meats and hot dogs have been a staple of Minnesota sports for decades," said David Barocco, vice president of sales and marketing, Cargill Value Added Meats Retail. "It's an honor to bring back the original hot dog served at Metropolitan Stadium and provide Twins fans with four great tasting hot dog options."
The Twins and Sportservice also announced the continuation of Dollar-A-Dog Days at Target Field during the 2010 regular season. The Original Twins Dog will be sold for $1 during every Monday home game, with the exception of Opening Day. The promotion will be limited to two hot dogs per person and be capped at 20,000 hot dogs per game.
"The fans in Twins Territory expect the best in traditional ballpark fare," said Pete Spike, Delaware North Sportservice general manager at Target Field. "We look forward to providing fans with several new food concepts and hot dog options along with continuing the tradition of Dollar-A- Dog Days."
About Schweigert meats
Within 3 years in the summer of 1940, Schweigert Meat Co. had grown to be the top meat shop in the area and Ray decided to change location to a larger plant near present day downtown Minneapolis at 26th and Emerson. With this move he added three more delivery trucks that serviced St. Paul and St. Cloud. It was at this location that Schweigert Meat Co. remained for almost 33 years and grew to include a fleet of more than 30 delivery trucks servicing Minnesota and parts of Iowa, Wisconsin and North Dakota.
In 1983, Schweigert meats moved to Albert Lea, Minn., eventually becoming a member of the Cargill family, where to this day it continues to carry on Ray's tradition of making quality meats for local tastes.
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