For over 75 years Hoffy has provided the highest quality premium beef franks, smoked sausages and bacon, and always at a great value. Find Hoffy products here.
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
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.
The King David Dog was developed by the Hene Meat Company in downtown Indianapolis in 1941. Paul and William Hene started the company and created a Signature King David 1/4 Pound All Beef Hot Dog that was sold in grocery stores and delis all around the city. Hene Meat continued to serve the Indianapolis area through the early 1990s.
William’s grandson, Brent Joseph, with his wife Hannah, brought back the original King David hot dog after getting the family blessing to use the original recipe.
The Josephs re-created the An Indy Original as a:
- place where hot dog lovers could flock to
- hot dog lover’s utopia where you can top your hot dog with whatever you want on it
- place where pickle and mustard lovers could dine daily, since there would be at least four types of each