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

John Totaro
Pyramid Public Relations
212-643-1068 ext. 258

Curtis Danburg
Cleveland Indians


Kristin Clemmer
Sugardale Foods


Fans Choose the Incumbent “Frank” Over “Smokey” and” Burnie”

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 13, 2007) – The results are in … and the Cleveland Indians fans have voted the tried and true “Frank,” the traditional Sugardale all-beef hot dog, as their Signature Dog over Smokey” a Polish-style smoked sausage and “Burnie” – a red-hot style dog. 

The “Signature Dog Promotion,” created by Delaware North Sportservice in conjunction with Sugardale Foods and the Cleveland Indians, allowed fans to vote at Jacobs Field and Online at from May 31-July 2. 

The polish-style smoked sausage and red-hot recipes were created by Sugardale for the Signature Dog promotion. “Frank” will be officially announced to the fans at the July 13th game vs. Kansas City at Jacobs Field. 

“We were very pleased to have worked with Sugardale and the Indians to give the fans of Cleveland a chance to vote for the ‘Signature Dog’, said Greg Costa, general manager, Delaware Sportservice, Cleveland. “The fans seemed to enjoy the process of tasting and voting and when all was said and done, they went with the traditional hot dog.” 

“We are thrilled that Cleveland Indians fans have chosen the original Sugardale beef wiener as their favorite hot dog,” said Kristin Clemmer, director of marketing for Sugardale. “The promotion has been a lot of fun and the Cleveland Indians and Delaware North Companies Sportservice have been terrific partners.” 

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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