NEW YORK – The maker of the world’s first hot dog, Feltman’s of Coney Island, has launched its original American Hot Dog at Publix Super Market stores.
During the summer of 1867, Charles Feltman introduced the world's first hot dog to beachgoers on Coney Island, New York. First sold from his pie cart as a way to enjoy quality sausages without plates or silverware, Feltman's hot dogs were an overnight sensation.
"As a veteran-owned Gold Star family business, we couldn't be prouder to be partnering with Publix, which has been recognized not only as the number one supermarket in the US for its exceptional customer service, but as one of the country's top-rated workplaces for veterans," said Joe Quinn, a captain in the U.S. Army and Feltman's of Coney Island’s chief executive officer, who resurrected the famous Feltman's brand in 2015 with his brother Michael Quinn in honor of their late brother, who died in the 9/11 attacks.
Today, Feltman's of Coney Island’s 100% natural all beef hot dogs are inspired by Feltman's original Frankfurter. Feltman’s hot dogs have no artificial nitrates or ingredients and are naturally smoked in a snappy lamb casing to unleash flavorful juices and old world spices with each bite.
The Publix launch is the hot dog maker’s largest supermarket retail launch in the company’s history and debuted a new 12.8-ounce pack SKU of its Uncured Beef Natural Casing Hot Dogs—a perfect match for an eight-pack of hot dog buns—which are now available at Publix locations.
"Taking a bite out of a Feltman's of Coney Island original all beef hot dog—America's first!—is like taking a delicious bite out of history," said Michael Quinn. "We are thrilled to be bringing Charles Feltman's iconic boardwalk favorite—a must-have for any backyard cookout—to Publix customers across the Southeast, where it's always grilling season."
Feltman's of Coney Island hot dogs are vacuum sealed in plastic to stay fresh for up to 60 days in the refrigerator and 10 months in the freezer.