MIAMI — The Miami Beef Co. has acquired Syracuse, NY-based Hofmann Sausage Co.  

Hofmann’s product portfolio includes beef and pork franks, smoked sausage, bratwursts, beef jerky and condiments. With the acquisition, the meat company will join Miami Beef’s growing number of brands.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hofmann Sausage to the Miami Beef family,” said Robert Young, chief executive officer of Miami Beef. “Hofmann has a meaningful heritage and deep connection to its loyal customers, employees, and community, which we plan to continue serving through investment in its facilities in Syracuse.”

Miami Beef established its operations in 1972 and continues to provide quality fresh and frozen meat products to retail and foodservice customers nationwide.

Young explained why Hofmann was a good addition to its portfolio.

“We are excited to add hot dogs and sausages to our high-quality hamburger offerings to give our customers the full grilling experience,” Young said. “Our plan is to turbo-charge the growth of Hofmann’s footprint throughout the country and continue to look for complementary brands to acquire.”

Miami Beef brands, including Miami Beef, Free Graze, Florida Raised, Sizzle King, Young Ridge, Brooklyn Burger, Devault Foods and Hofmann Sausage, are produced out of its South Florida and Central New York-based facilities.

Operating since 1879, Hofmann now offers products online and in grocery, big box, convenience stores, restaurants and stadiums across the eastern United States.

Hofmann posted a statement about the acquisition on its Facebook page on Feb. 15.

“It aligns well with Hofmann's core values and produces high-quality products like we have been doing for well over a century,” Hofmann said regarding the acquisition. “Hofmann will continue to call Syracuse home, producing our famous, classic franks and sausage recipes while also creating new, tasty products for you to enjoy.”

In the last two years, Hofmann expanded its southeastern distribution by partnering with Walmart locations around Florida. The company also added its Natural Casing German Brand Cheddar Franks to Harris Teeter in eight states.