National Fruit & Vegetable Month

From asparagus to zucchini, there’s a ton of fruits and vegetables that taste excellent when grilled alongside your Scott Pete sausages and hot dogs.

Whether you’re looking for a smoky topping for your hot dogs (grilled pineapple and jalapeños?), a flame-kissed side dish (grilled corn on the cob?), or a recipe that combines everything at once (grilled skewers of sausage, peppers, onions and mushrooms?), June is perhaps the greatest month to light it up.

Not only is it the official start of summer, June is also—very appropriately—National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! Backyard gardens are starting to yield goodies, farmer’s markets are bursting with produce and the evenings are long and warm and perfect for grilling.

Check out this list of possibilities to round out your menu!



Wild card:

Locally Grown – Scott Pete, Chicago IL

Seasoned by hand with a unique spice blend, your are truly set to enjoy the ‘flavor of Chicago’. Our Scott Pete® sausages are the perfect finishing taste to tonight’s dinner, your next party or tailgating event.

Bologna, So Many Varieties

And No Wonder, It’s Just Plain Good!

Young woman in Bologna enjoying Bologna.

Bologna has been around for centuries, but did you know there are many varieties and names, such as polony, pariser and Lebanon. We at Fischer’s did. That’s why we have select flavors to match your cravings. We carefully blend our spices to create the perfect taste to each and every bite. To learn more about bologna follow this.

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Mutton Glutton Challenge World Record

Kentucky Legend Sponsors First Ever Mutton Eating Contest

The best eaters from around the world gathered at 2017 Int’l BBQ Festival Mutton Glutton Slider Challenge. The rules, eat as many sliders as possible in 10 minutes. The purse, $4000. Who wouldn’t want to chow down some mutton sliders for that prize money? Joey Chestnut, the current #1 ranked competitive eater, sure did. Scarfing down 55 mutton sliders in the allotted time, Joey Chestnut not only won, he set a world record.

Check out the full video.

The Not So Clear History of the Hot Dog

“Dachshund” dog or hot dog?

At Scott Pete, we love all things hot dog, which is why we offer a brief history on the origin and evolution of one of our favorite products.

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, is traditionally credited with originating the frankfurter. The popular sausage was known as a “dachshund” or “little-dog” sausage.

It continued under that name for centuries, even in the US, where it was very popular. That seemingly changed in 1901 on a cold April day at the NY Polo Grounds. Vendors were hawking hot dogs from portable hot water tanks shouting “They’re red hot! Get your dachshund sausages while they’re red hot!” A New York Journal sports cartoonist observed the scene and hastily drew a cartoon of barking dachshund sausages nestled warmly in rolls. Not sure how to spell “dachshund” he simply wrote “hot dog! And there you have it.

For a more detailed history of the hot dog click here.

We at Scott Pete know that hot dogs make people happy and put smiles on their faces. In fact, all this summer we are collecting happy smile photos from all of our fans. We hope you will share the next smile photo you take by clicking here.

Exploration Station is On a Roll

Exploration Station is making a difference!

Exploration Station was developed during the spring of 2016 at the behest of DCPS elementary school principals to help address “Summer Slide”. Summer Slide is the loss of learning that takes place during breaks from academic activity.

Specialty Foods Group is a proud sponsor of Exploration Station. Since it began operation more than 325 children per week have utilized educational services on the bus. While each site offers different services based upon student educational needs, most neighborhood visits feature some combination of reading and literacy skills, math skills and games, science experiments, physical activities and arts and crafts. In addition to academic resources, students at most sites are also provided with a nutritious lunch through the DCPS Summer Feeding Program.

Check out this short video and see what happens when you pack a whole lot of fun learning experiences into one big bus. We call it the Exploration Station.