Phoenix-based Bar-S Foods (bar-sfoods.com) partners with Slater’s 50/50, the Southern California burger chain known for its over-the-top menu items, to offer premium half beef, half bacon hotdogs. Billed as a category first, Slater’s 50/50 Beef & Bacon Hotdogs eliminate the need to wrap a regular hot dog with bacon strips. The hearty, grill-ready frankfurters easily stand alone but can also be paired with consumers’ favorite toppings. Packed 12 to a case, each 16-ounce package includes four quarter-pound frankfurters. SRP is $5.99 to $6.99.
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