NEW YORK – On Oct. 19, Nathan’s Famous Inc. announced a partnership with Damhus, a German manufacturer of specialty sausages, to expand its distribution of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs to foodservice and retailers throughout Europe.

“We believe our partnership with Damhus provides a wealth of advantages for the Nathan’s Famous brand, from continued growth opportunity to the ability to provide quality product to our fans in the region,” said James Walker, senior vice president of restaurants for Nathan’s. “Damhus is a family owned and operated business that, like Nathan’s, values both heritage and quality foremost in its products, and we are thrilled to be a part of continuing this tradition.”

Damhus’ facilities have been recognized for utilizing the best technology available in both production and sustainability, while sourcing fresh local ingredients. Damhus currently distributes Nathan's products to customers in England, Italy and Ireland and possesses the needed facility attributes to produce Nathan’s hot dogs, which require cold emulsion, a process that caps the emulsion temperature at 35°F.

“We’ve had great success in our partnership with Nathan’s Famous and are excited to continue growing our manufacturing and distribution capabilities,” said Olaf Damhus, owner and managing director of Damhus. “Both of our companies have a strong tradition of honoring local flavor while facilitating production on an international scale. This partnership is allowing European consumers to enjoy the flavor of New York through Damhus’ commitment to quality products and sustainability.”