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03/08/10 12:45 PM EST
Twins to sell four types of dogs at Target
Minnesota-made brand Schweigert will be served in 2010
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
A new era of Twins baseball means a new generation of hot dogs. With the move to Target Field, the Twins have changed up their hot-dog offerings, and the club announced on Monday that Schweigert -- a Minnesota-made brand -- will serve four different hot dogs at the new park. The first, the Original Twins Dog, will be a blast from the past. With a mix of traditional pork and beef, it will be the same recipe as the hot dogs served at Metropolitan Stadium. The Original Twins Dog will be served at many of the ballpark's concession stands. To replace the famous Dome Dog, which won't be following the club to its new ballpark, there will be the quarter-pound all-beef Twins Big Dog. It will be served at portable grills and select concession stands. There will also be the Dugout Dog, an old-fashioned pork-and-beef hot dog in a natural casing. Retro-attired vendors will sell those hot dogs in the stands during all home games. The Dugout Dogs will be steamed in the vending boxes and placed in the bun when ordered by a fan rather than being pre-wrapped. The final offering will be the Dinger Dog, an extra-long, pork-and-beef hot dog. It will be available at select Hennepin Grille locations at Target Field. Fans will also have the opportunity to take part in Dollar-A-Dog Days at Target Field, as the promotion will continue. The Original Twins Dog will be sold for $1 during every Monday home game, with the exception of Opening Day, and fans will be limited to two hot dogs per person. "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," Twins president Dave St. Peter said in a statement. "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.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.