In response to Seafarer John
-- I immediately wrote Rob Salamida on Sunday morning around 1 a.m. in the morning, the next morning around 10:00am I checked my e-mail and Rob had already responded. Now if that isn't showing great concern and respect for the customer - I don't know what is!! Try getting that from any 9-5 M-F National Company. I am posting my email, and Rob's Response below as I feel it may be of service to some of you as well --NOTE: Rob mentions WEGMANS Supermarket ( http://www.wegmans.com/ ) as serving spiedies in His sauce - I have been there and have purchased the GALLON size Jug of the spiedie sauce in the condiment isle - so if you are there - pick a jug up and save some money as an alternative to buying the smaller 16oz. bottles
The wegmans he is talking about is: http://www.wegmans.com/about/storeLocator/display.asp?store_nbr=73
- Thanks Scott
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Sunday, October 26, 2003 12:54 AM
Dear Rob Salamida,
A while back I started a public message board at roadfood.com about spiedies : http://www.roadfood.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=215
I have a question I was wondering if you could help me answer - Does your company have any "Official" spiedie stand recommendations around the Binghamton area that use your product? Is there any stands you prefer and would recommend to the readers of the forum?
Do you ship the GALLON sized jugs of State Fair Spiedie sauce? ( I use it in bulk - 3-4 small bottles at a time.)
Thank you again for such a GREAT product! I am honored to spread the word of spiedies to the world via my forum at roadfood.com - gaining converts - "One grill at a time!"
Thank You Again-
- - - - - - - -Rob Salamidas Responce (QUOTED UNEDITED) - - - - - - -
Sun, 26 Oct 2003 08:25:58 -0500
Thanks for you email.
We do ship gallons of our sauces. Best thing to do is to call the 800 # and get the pricing since we have to carefully pack the gallons. Even though they are plastic, UPS likes to see if they can test our ability to pack them.
The only restaurant that we make our spiedie sauce for in Binghamton has been Wegmans. They have an upscale food court in their grocery store which is right across from the mall.
Other local eateries may use our sauce but are buying it from wholesale distributors.
We did get a write up in June in MONEY Magazine. They featured our Spiedie Sauce along with other unique food items across the country. Then in the same month one of the guys who uses our Chicken BBQ Sauce touted the sauce as being his secret recipe in Gourmet Magazine. No photo like we got in Money Mag. but it was still a kick.
BTW, we also make our sauces in half gallons and in 32 oz. jugs. And we have been making a wild game marinade for many years that is similar to our Spiedie Sauce. Our website is being revamped an should be looking much better in a few weeks.
Thanks for your support....and I love that line: One Grill At A Time.
Rob Salamida firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sorry for the huge length of this post - Hope it helped - Scott