Hofmann’s Hot Dogs

The Hofmann name represents a 133 year plus legacy as the premier purveyor of uniquely flavored hot dogs, having sold over 100 million in its company history. Hofmann’s does things the old fashioned way by continually meeting the changes in consumer lifestyle, as well as taste preference. All Hofmann products are:

  • Shipped fresh (never frozen) from our factory
  • Gluten Free
  • No MSG
  • No by-products
  • No artificial flavors or colors
  • Minimally processed

Since 1879
Experienced Butcher, Frank W. Hofmann arrives in Syracuse, New York from Bromberg, Germany and establishes a retail meat market during the early years of the civil war.

Frank’s sons, A. C. Hofmann Sr. and John Hofmann, establish their own wholesale and retail market on Salina Street in Syracuse under the name, Hofmann Bros. and begin to manufacture “America’s Greatest Hotdogs”.

A. C. Hofmann Jr. and his brother Norbert L. Hofmann take over the business as Hofmann Brothers and eventually dropped the retail branch of the business and adopt the name Hofmann Packing Co.

Elizabeth Hofmann Flook, daughter of A. C. Hofmann Jr. assumes leadership of the company after her father’s death.

John W. Kachmarik and Walter E. Flook acquire control of the company and change the name to Hofmann Sausage Co. John and Walter streamline its operation by concentrating on the natural casing business, updating equipment and expanding their sales territory in Central New York.

A new modern manufacturing plant was constructed, at 6196 Eastern Avenue near Carrier Circle in Syracuse, to prepare for the company’s growth.

Walter A. (Rusty) Flook, great grandson of A.C. Hofmann Sr., becomes General Manager of the business and soon thereafter, takes over as the fifth generation owner of Hofmann Sausage Co.

Dallas based Zaccanelli Food Group – led by native Syracuse resident Frank Zaccanelli – acquires Hofmann Sausage Co. and begins to expand the 133-year old regional icon into a national business operation.