03/16/2009 11:27 AM ET
Mets and Nathan's Famous team up at Citi Field
Landmark New York Institution Extends And Expands Partnership With Mets In New World Class Home
FLUSHING, N.Y., March 16, 2009 - The New York Mets today announced a new multiyear partnership with Nathan's Famous to continue their longstanding relationship into Citi Field, the Mets' new world-class home opening April 13.
Nathan's Famous will bring its signature world famous beef hot dogs and crinkle-cut French fries along with a full menu of classic New York fare to concessions stands, club spaces, and suites at Citi Field.
In addition to promotional media and in-park signage, including logo presence at all stands, hawkers, and menu boards, Nathan's Famous will host an official run-up event at Citi Field to its world-renowned Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
"Although born in Brooklyn in 1916, Nathan's really grew up on Long Island and Queens," said Eric Gatoff, Chief Executive Officer, Nathan's Famous. "Based upon our heritage, it seems fitting and we are truly honored to have been named as the official hot dog and as the official French fry of the New York Mets."
"A Nathan's Famous hot dog and fries are staples of the ballpark experience," said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, New York Mets. "Continuing our partnership with Nathan's Famous at Citi Field combines Mets tradition with a landmark New York institution."
ABOUT NATHAN'S FAMOUS
Nathan's products are currently distributed in 50 states, the District of Columbia and four foreign countries through its restaurant system, Branded Product Program and retail licensing activities. The Nathan's restaurant system currently consists of 250 units, comprised of 245 franchised or licensed units and five company-owned units (including one seasonal unit). For additional information about Nathan's please visit our website at www.nathansfamous.com.