Verona (WSYR-TV) – Hofmann hot dogs will one day be available across the country, under a plan by the company’s new owners.
Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group, backed by investors including the Oneida Nation and Jim Boeheim, is buying Hofmann Sausage Company. Frank Zaccanelli, a Syracuse native, will serve as Chairman and CEO.
The group plans to take the brand national. On Memorial Day, several Hofmann products will be available in Albertson supermarkets in the Dallas area.
The group says it has no plan to change the staff in Central New York, and says the Hofmann Hot Haus restaurants will also be unchanged.
Hofmann manufactures and distributes more than 80 products. The business was founded in Syracuse in 1879.
Fifth generation Hofmann family member Rusty Flook, the former Hofmann Sausage Company president, will serve as Vice Chairman of the Board.
Oneida Nation Enterprises is a lead investor in Zaccanelli Food Group. Along with Syracuse University Head Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim, other major investors include Phil Romano, creator of Romano’s Macaroni Grill; former Syracuse Police Chief and two-time Syracuse University All-American basketball player Dennis DuVal; and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach.