“The Hot Dog With Its Name On It”- Snap Dog® –the hot dog born on the streets of NYC, will debut its first Florida location in Sarasota. Koukla’s Classic Delicatessen (7606 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota) will be serving delicious Snap Dogs.
Known as, “The Hot Dog With Its Name on It!” the Snap Dog logo and the word “beef” actually appear on the surface of every Snap Dog. This unique, all natural way of branding, lets consumers know exactly what kind of hot dog they’re being served in the public. Snap Dogs are hot dogs made from 100% premium beef and cooked the old-fashioned way, in a real smokehouse.
Margaret Espinal, who co-owns Koukla’s Classic Delicatessen with her husband Frankie says, “Our mission is to bring some real New York flavor to Sarasota. We miss the Snap Dogs that you can only find on street carts in New York City. We discovered them last year on a trip to New York, and couldn’t wait to bring them here. No one in Florida has them but us.”
Founder/CEO Keith Dorman says, “We’re thrilled to bring Snap Dogs to Florida. That way, people can enjoy the authentic taste of a real New York City hot dog, but know they are getting 100% premium beef. We’re on a mission to elevate the hot dog experience. ”
Dorman worked as a hot dog cart vendor on 55th and Broadway in New York City, which is where he realized the public has no way of telling what kind of hot dog they’re really getting. Is it made from chicken, beef, pork? “It’s like this big mystery,” he says.
This inspired Dorman to solve the hot dog identity crisis by utilizing innovative hot dog casing technology that enables the graphics to naturally appear on the surface of the hot dog without using any dyes and/or colorings on the hot dog. That way, consumers can have peace of mind, every time.
The Snap Dogs will be served at Koukla’s Classic Delicatessen with various toppings, including the Snap Dog® Pushcart-style Onion Sauce, fresh onions and smoked paprika.
photos from snapdognyc.com website