Kerry Hassen
Senior Manager Corporate Communications
Phone: 716-858-5016

John TotaroPyramid Public Relations
212-643-1068 ext. 258

Curtis Danburg,
Cleveland Indians

Kristen Clemmer
Sugardale Foods


“Frank” Holds Lead Over “ Smokey” and” Burnie” in Indians’ “Signature Dog” Promotion Heading Into Home Stretch

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 19, 2007) – As Cleveland Indian fans continue to cast their All-Star ballots for their favorite players to start in the 78th MLB All-Star Game on July 10, they are also casting ballots for their choice of the Indians “Signature “ Hot Dog. With just a few weeks left in the voting “Frank” leads “Smokey” and “Burnie” in the race for the official hot dog at Jacobs Field in a promotion created by Delaware North Services, Sugardale Foods and the Cleveland Indians.

Fans can vote through July 2 at Jacobs Field and Online at for one of three Sugardale hot dogs to be their “Signature Dog.”

The choices are:

  • "Frank" - the traditional all-beef hotdog.
  • "Smokey" - a Polish-style smoked sausage.
  • "Burnie" - a red-hot style dog.

The polish-style smoked sausage and red-hot recipes were created by Sugardale for the Signature Dog promotion and are not currently available in the marketplace.

Voting and sampling began on May 31 vs. Detroit. Fans were also able to sample the three "Signature Dog" choices at Indians games on June 5 & 7 vs. Kansas City; June 16 vs. the Atlanta Braves and at tonight's game vs. Philadelphia.

Fans wanting more than a sample of the Signature Dog candidates can purchase each of the hot dogs at the Hounds by the Pounds concession stand located in the Market Pavilion at Jacobs Field through the conclusion of the promotion on July 2.

The winning selection will be announced and launched at the July 13 Indians-Royals contest.

All voters will be registered to win a summertime sweepstakes consisting of a deluxe barbeque grill and a special "Grilling Extravaganza" prize of Sugardale products.

About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice has been a global leader in food, beverage and retail management for nearly a century. The company provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues for Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League, as well as at entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. From the Stanley Cup Championships and Major League Baseball's World Series to the Olympic Games and world-class entertainment, Sportservice continues to set the standard for innovation, creativity and customer service excellence. Throughout its impressive history, Sportservice has kept its focus on the fans and evolved its facilities, operations and food and retail offerings to meet the ever-changing industry trends and consumer demands. Whether it’s introducing healthier food selections and signature cuisine to fresh takes on traditional fare and new organic options, Sportservice is committed to taking the fan experience to a whole new level. 

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues approaching $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit

About Sugardale Foods
Sugardale Foods located in Massillion, Ohio, has been producing quality meat products for the retail and foodservice industries since 1920. What began as a hometown favorite has grown to a national following and now Sugardale products are served all over the country and enjoyed in international markets as well. Sugardale Foods is proud to offer a complete line of exceptional products including ham, bacon, wieners, pepperoni and luncheon meats.

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