Sahlen’s Products Now Available at Dave’s Markets in Cleveland, OH

When customers in Ohio got a taste of Sahlen’s famous smokehouse hot dogs and deli meats, they knew they’d found a new favorite. In fact, they were so taken by our outstanding flavor that they started asking for our products by name at their local supermarkets – and they wouldn’t stop until their favorite dogs and deli meats were available for purchase in their home towns. Luckily for them, the local folks at Dave’s Markets heard them loud and clear. Now, Sahlen’s is proud to officially announce that our premium quality hot dogs and deli meats will be served at Dave’s Markets’ locations across Ohio. We recently caught up with Vince McDonough from Dave’s and he told us that, “for a long time, the Ohio area was home to a lot of the big national hot dog names like Oscar Meyer, and people had never heard of Sahlen’s.” But when Retro Dog opened its doors between Cleveland and Akron, OH …Continue Reading


Sahlen’s is the Top Dog

Buffalo Spree Magazine recently set up a taste test of hot dogs in the Buffalo area. The test not only included hot dogs produced and available throughout Western New York. Seven products were tested for taste, texture, “snap,” skin and seasoning. In the blind taste test, samples of each hot dog were char-grilled and Spree’s panel of seven judges were asked to rate each category on a scale from 1 to 5. Some judges opted to eat their hot dogs with buns, others opted for the hot dog without outside flavor influence. According to the panel, Sahlen’s natural casing hot dog was the undisputed winner. “The winner came out on top in taste and seasoning and was seen as more flavorful and tightly encased than the others,” wrote Margaret Toohey. “It also lacked the general mushiness some dogs have.” The panel, who consisted of Buffalo-area business people, arts executives and a caterer, were unanimous in deciding what Western New York have …Continue Reading


Let’s Go Buffalo!

It’s been a long, hockey-less winter in Western New York. For 113 days, it felt like a piece of our city was missing due to the NHL lockout.

As hockey fans, we missed out on a total of 625 regular season games, and our hockey hearts broke a little bit each time a “talk” was unsuccessful.

Yesterday, that all changed as our boys in blue and gold stepped onto the ice. Continue reading