"fredsfranks.com striving to provide one of the best hot dogs you have ever eaten."
Now I realize if one considers the vast diversity of the hot dog, that this statement - actually our mission statement - is one of lofty aspiration. It is with a great deal of respect and trepidation that I embark upon this adventure.
THE DOG ITSELF After 48 years of hot dog research, there is one hot dog that I believe stands alone for its quality and taste. Made locally by the Pearl Meat Packing Company, located in Roxbury Massachusetts, this 1/4lb, all-beef, natural-casing frank, stands alone as one of the best hot dogs I have ever tasted.
I first tasted a Pearl over 35 years ago when I worked at a local country club as a busboy. One of the cooks took the time, effort, and attention-to-detail, to cook one for me. He even put nice "slits" up one side and down the other that opened up, exposing the succulent hot dog flesh as he grilled it to perfection. The way it went "snap" when bitten was love at first bite, and it was then and there that my search for the perfect dog began. It was actually then and there at the tender age of 14 years old, where unknowingly, that cook set the standard by which all dogs were to be measured.
WHY A HOTDOG BUSINESS? I worked in the high-tech electronics field for over 25 years. The last company was a small, privately-owned firm, for which I worked for 17 years. Through the downturn of the economy and a series of events, that company was bought by a very large, publicly-held company. The new large corporation and I did not see "eye to eye" on a number of issues, and after a short while we parted ways.
I have always enjoyed cooking for people, so I decided this would be a fun, economic, and easy way to do just that.
OUR MISSION: It is my intention to provide attention to detail to each and every item I sell. I will be constantly striving to find the best and freshest ingredients possible, in order to accomplish our mission. Let us set the standard by which every hot dog you eat will be measured, from here on out.
YOU FEED US, WE'LL FEED YOU If you have an idea, please email me. Your comments and suggestions will help me to provide you, my valued customer, with a product that will be second to none.
For example: What are your thoughts on a 1/2lb all beef frank? We could call it the monster dog. I can get them, but will you eat them? The kiddie dog perhaps? I can get those too, but will you eat them?
In 2004 we offered both a 1/8lb and a 1/4lb, natural-casing all-beef Pearl frank, Linguicia, great condiments, chips, and drinks. That's it. We kept it simple with a few excellent things. That is my battle cry.Above all we want to offer the best and most properly prepared big frank you ever ate. After you eat your first Fred's Frank, we want you to return again and again. If anything at any time keeps you from doing that, please email us and tell us why.