When Delaware North Cos.' Sportservice introduced the massive "Giant Slugger" hot dog this past April, it created quite a buzz.
The buzz was perhaps more than even the most wily of Delaware North veterans ever envisioned.
"The Giant Slugger" was created by Sportservice Chef Cristobal Vasquez, who works at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington,Texas. The slugger is a one pound, two-foot long hot dog topped with nacho cheese, grilled onions and jalapenos and served on a 22-inch bun. In Arlington, the creation is called "The Broomstick."
Vasquez said the Giant Slugger/Broomstick is designed to feed a family of four.
The "Giant Slugger's" buzz has been so strong that Delaware North is now bringing the mega-hot dog to other baseball parks it serves. For the month of July only, and to tie-in with "National Hot Dog Month," the slugger is now available to baseball fans at Minnesota's Target Field, Miller Park in Milwaukee, San Diego's Petco Park, the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, the Chicago White Sox's U.S. Cellular Field and Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
And, in Arlington, Delaware North has rolled out the "Great Bratbino," a two-foot long, 1 pound bratwrurst covered sauerkraut and topped with nacho cheese, grilled onions, chili and jalapenos. The Great Bratbino will only be served during July at Arlington.
The Great Slugger will remain available in Arlington throughout the season.