Kayem Announces 'The Big Puppi' As The Next Fenway Frank

CHELSEA, Mass. — There's a new dog in town and it's Fenway Park's newest Fenway Frank creation and the winner of Kayem's Create The Next Fenway Frank contest. Kayem Foods, the official Frank and Sausage of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, today announced that "The Big Puppi" is the winner of its first-ever Create The Next Fenway Frank contest. Created by Peter Leibowitz of Hudson, MA, the newest Fenway Frank features a Kayem All Beef Fenway Frank topped with spicy ketchup, yellow mustard, sauteed onions, cheese and potato sticks. Peter's home run Fenway Frank will be sold at Fenway Park during the Red Sox game versus the Tampa Bay Rays tonight and for the remainder of the season. In addition to the honor of having his signature frank sold within Fenway Park, Peter also received a $1,000 Cash Gift Card.

The announcement was made by Kayem and Red Sox player Shane Victorino at today's National Hot Dog Day celebration at The Landing at Long Wharf. Peter was selected as one of two finalists, who served their creations at Kayem's National Hot Dog Day celebration.

This spring, Kayem launched its first Create The Next Fenway Frank contest, giving hot dog and Red Sox fans the chance to create their very own unique Fenway Frank to be featured at Fenway Park.  Fans started with a classic Kayem Fenway Frank and New England Style bun, and added toppings and dressings to make their creation complete. On July 1, Kayem presented its lineup of the top five franks, as selected by Kayem and Aramark, and Facebook fans voted for their favorite.

"Peter put a creative spin on the classic Fenway Frank, while maintaining the essence of enjoying a great tasting hot dog at the ballgame," said Bob Kufferman, Kayem Senior Brand Manager. "During the contest we received several hundred unique Fenway Frank recipes and we'd like to applaud all of our contestants for their passion and creativity. We're excited to present Peter's grand slam creation at Fenway Park tonight for the Red Sox game versus the Tampa Bay Rays."

Kayem Foods, founded in 1909, 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 over 100 varieties of hot dogs and 300 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.  In 2009, 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 2010, Kayem, became the official brand of both Franks and Sausage of the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium.

Source: Kayem Foods