Kayem Foods, university reach multi-year deal
September 1, 2010
by Bryan Salvage
CHELSEA, Mass. – Florida State Univ. and Kayem Foods Inc. announced a new multi-year sponsorship and licensing agreement to manufacture and distribute Kayem Beef Hot Dogs and Sausage at all sporting and school events held at the university’s three stadiums – Doak Campbell Stadium, Dick Howser Stadium and the Seminole Soccer Complex – making Kayem Franks the official hot dog and sausage of the Florida State Seminoles.
As part of the agreement, sports fans can enjoy Kayem Beef Franks and Kayem Italian Sausage beginning with the first home football game at Doak Campbell Stadium on Sept. 4. These new franks are made from a special all-beef recipe, offering a unique blend of spices for a distinct bolder flavor, Kayem said. The skinless hot dogs have no fillers and are MSG and gluten free.
"Florida State Univ. is thrilled to introduce our faculty, students and fans to the Kayem brand this season," said Paul Phipps, vice president and general manager, ISP Sports for Florida State Univ.
"Similar to Kayem, Florida State Univ. is a school rich in tradition and we are proud that they have chosen to partner with our brand," said Bob Kufferman, Kayem senior brand manager. "Earlier this year, we became the official hot dog and sausage of the Tampa Bay Rays' Tropicana Field and also offer Kayem Franks at select retail and restaurant locations throughout Florida. As we look ahead, we are committed to expanding the distribution of Kayem products in both the Tallahassee and Tampa area."
Kayem Foods is the largest meat processor in New England. Owned and operated by the same family for more than 100 years, the company manufactures Kayem Franks, the #1 brand of franks sold in New England. Best known for its Old Tyme Natural Casing franks, Kayem produces more than 120 varieties of hot dogs and 320 varieties of deli meats, sausage and dinner hams under the Kayem, al fresco, Schonland's, McKenzie, Triple M, Genoa, Jordan's, Deutschmacher, Kirschner and Essem brands.
Kayem Foods began manufacturing and distributing the iconic Fenway Franks line of hot dogs, the Official Hot Dog of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, in 2009.