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pam29922

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Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Tue, 06/19/07 7:19 PM (permalink)
I've been going crazy trying to find a website for Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters. I grew up in RI and these were the only franks that we would eat. I have moved to Charlotte, NC and I am trying to find out if any local stores carry them or if they will ship some to me. We have tried other brands that are said to be comparable, but we just can't find anything that we like. Does anyone have any suggestions for me???
 
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    David_NYC

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    RE: Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Tue, 06/19/07 9:23 PM (permalink)
    We have had a few discussions about Deutschmacher franks on this message board. Back in October 2005, I tracked them back to being a brand owned by Tyson Foods (tyson.com). The franks are made in an old Russer plant in Buffalo, NY. The USDA plant number is 5222. Distribution seems to be limited to the Northeast.

    Thanks to a recall notice, we got a partial list of brand names they are making franks under at that plant:
    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_041_2004_Release/index.asp

    Royal Ahold's Stop and Shop division sells loose house brand S&S franks made in Buffalo. If Royal Ahold's Giant Food division which goes down to Virginia also sells them, you have a shot if you go up that way. You can also ask at the service deli in your supermarkets to see who makes their loose franks. You are looking for product bearing the USDA Est. 5222 plant number. I have never seen any firm offering to ship them like Usingers, Nathan's, Sabrett, etc. Give Tyson consumer affairs a call and see what they say.
     
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      pam29922

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      RE: Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Wed, 06/20/07 6:36 PM (permalink)
      Fabulous! Thank you so much David!
       
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        John Fox

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        RE: Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Thu, 06/21/07 8:21 PM (permalink)
        Great job David. I've had Deutschmacher franks in Connecticut. I've also had them in Jersey. The only places in Jersey that sell them are Stop & Shop supermarkets. They are a quality beef and pork frank. While in Conn. a few years back I bought a few loose and compared them with Grote & Weigel, Hummels, Kayem, and Mucke's. They tasted very similar to Kayems and Mucke's, but better than G & W and Hummels, although the G & W frank may have been old.

        Pam, I think you may be more successful getting Thumanns franks in N.C. I believe you will like these even better.

        Years ago the Russer plant made Schickhaus franks for the Jersey market. These great franks were originally made by Schickhaus in Kearny, N.J. Then the recipe was made by Grote & Weigel. They lost the contract about 15 years ago to Russer. As of about 5 years ago, Grote & Weigel began making them again.
         
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          David_NYC

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          RE: Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Fri, 06/22/07 1:32 AM (permalink)
          I have to report new findings. I was in the Milford, PA branch of the Grand Union Family Markets, a Clifton Park, NY based chain who took over many shuttered locations of the old New Jersey based Grand Union supermarkets. Their house brand is Best Yet, so you know they are getting their stuff from the Northeast. I found both Deutschmacher and Jordon franks there in several different put-ups. The Deutschmacher now has Tyson's name on the packages, including their phone number: 800-233-6332. However, there is a new USDA plant number on both the Jordan and Deutschmacher packages: 7839. This traces back to Kayem Foods in Chelsea, MA. I give up.

          But Wait! There's More! Kayem will ship some of THEIR products! Here is the Schonland listing:
          http://www.costore.com/kayemdeli/productenlarged.asp?peid=59&pid=718293
          Here is Kayem:
          http://www.costore.com/kayemdeli/productenlarged.asp?peid=59&pid=397242
          Then, ten bucks says if you ask them about Deutschmacher, they will claim they never heard of them.

          Edited to give Kayem online store info.
           
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            pookie1203

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            Re:Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Sat, 07/11/09 5:24 PM (permalink)
            Kayem bought out these brands from Tyson.. Jordon's, Essem,
            Deutschmacher, Schonlands, amongst  others. They also make Ball Park Franks.

            To my knowlede? They don't make Deutschmacher. I have seen that brand advertised here in New England in Shaw's Super Markets. Have not seen them in their stores.. 
             
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              pookie1203

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              Re:Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Sat, 07/11/09 5:28 PM (permalink)
               CHELSEA, MA, May 20 (MARKET WIRE) --
              Kayem Foods today reached an agreement to acquire the Jordan's,
              Deutschmacher, Kirschner, Essem, Tasty Bite and Willams of Vermont brands
              from Tyson Foods.  This agreement gives Kayem Foods ownership of all trademarks
              associated with these well-known New England brands and the ability to market
              them to existing and new customers.

                  "Kayem Foods is a worthy steward for these important brands and the
              traditions they have created," says Ray Monkiewicz, President and CEO of
              Kayem Foods Inc.  "Like Kayem, these brands began as corner meat markets and
              matured into providers of delicious authentic meat products using the highest
              quality standards. We are working hard to create a seamless transition with
              Tyson
              and our retail partners to ensure continued availability for consumers across
              New
              England who cherish these brands."

                  Kayem, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2009, manufactures
              the#1 brand of franks sold in New England (Kayem). Best known for their Old Tyme
              Natural Casing franks, Kayem produces over 120 varieties of hot dogs and 320
              varieties of deli meats, sausage and dinner hams under the Kayem, al fresco,
              Schonland's, McKenzie, Triple M, Genoa, DeCosta and Meisterchef brands.

                  Kayem Foods, Inc. is the largest meat processor in New England, making
              over400 products across seven brand names. The privately held and operated
              company has
              been owned and operated by the same family since 1909. Kayem Foods offers the
              best of both worlds -- "Old World" flavor and "New World" quality and freshness.

                  For more information, visit the Kayem website at www.kayem.com.
               
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                David_NYC

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                Re:Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Sun, 07/12/09 5:06 AM (permalink)
                Pookie, Kayem must still be making Deutschmacher. I recently saw them in a supermarket somewhere north east of NYC. The June 2009 issue of Boston magazine mentions Deutschmacher is still one of Kayem's product lines:
                http://www.bostonmagazine.com/articles/dispatch_building_a_better_wiener/page1
                With so many zombie brands, Kayem may not be able to get all of their brands into all market areas in the Northeast. That may be the case in your local Shaw's. For the last several years, I have it found it fairly easy to get Deutschmacher in supermarkets in a line from western Massachusetts and heading south through Connecticut all the way to Long Island Sound. Price Chopper is one supermarket that caries them. Shaw's goes all the way down to Darien, CT. I may have seen them there as well.

                Have you looked for them in the Service Deli department? Some supermarket chains have them next to the Oscar Meyer franks in the meat or dairy departments, while others sell them loose in the Service Deli department.
                 
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                  MiamiDon

                  Re:Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Sun, 07/12/09 6:53 AM (permalink)
                  Where's the Roadfood content?
                   
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                    brickie

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                    Re:Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Sun, 07/12/09 8:46 AM (permalink)
                    I get em at the Big Y market in Killingly,Ct.
                     
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                      David_NYC

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                      Re:Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Sun, 07/12/09 12:13 PM (permalink)
                      MiamiDon


                      Where's the Roadfood content?
                       
                      There may be some Roadfood places that still use them. Regular patrons may want to know they are still made, and that any brand switches were made voluntarily by restaurants. This thread was started in June, 2007 while the brand was still owned by someone else.
                      <message edited by David_NYC on Sun, 07/12/09 12:21 PM>
                       
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                        David_NYC

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                        Re:Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Mon, 07/13/09 2:43 AM (permalink)
                        There were Deutschmacher franks served at a picnic I attended today in Stratford, CT. According to the hosts, they are available at all Stratford Stop and Shop's, Shaw's and Big Y.
                         
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                          pookie1203

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                          Re:Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Mon, 07/13/09 9:57 AM (permalink)
                          Thank to all of you for the information about  Deutschmacher franks.. I saw tham advertised in this weeks Shaw's flyer. Couldn't find them in the store. I live in New Hampshire, just over the Mass. line..
                           
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                            wiredcur

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                            Re:Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Mon, 08/17/09 1:41 PM (permalink)
                            I was just in Upstate NY (Albany) and I had to get them from the Deli.

                            I'm actually from MD and I just sent a message to Kayem to see how far I need to travel to find a store that sell Deutschmacher Brand franks.
                             
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                              mayor al

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                              Re:Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Mon, 08/17/09 3:29 PM (permalink)
                              Moved to Misc- Food Related Forum
                               
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                                David_NYC

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                                Re:Deutschmacher Brand Frankfurters Mon, 08/17/09 4:14 PM (permalink)
                                wiredcur


                                I was just in Upstate NY (Albany) and I had to get them from the Deli.

                                I'm actually from MD and I just sent a message to Kayem to see how far I need to travel to find a store that sell Deutschmacher Brand franks.

                                In the past, I have bought Deutschmacher at Massachusetts branches of Schenectady-based Price Chopper supermarkets.  I don't know if PC also sells them in their markets west of the Hudson.
                                John Fox has indicated Deutschmacher are available in Stop & Shop supermarkets in New Jersey.
                                 
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