Omaha, NE, March 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Frank's Kraut is joining with the City of Omaha on March 14th for a mayoral proclamation of Reuben Sandwich Day, celebrating their city as the birthplace of the Reuben. Frank's is inviting all of Omaha to join together with Mayor Suttle for a photo that will appear on nationally distributed labels of Frank's Kraut. Frank's has been manufactured for 108 years in Fremont, Ohio.
The photo will be taken between 4:00-4:30 PM on March 14th, 2013 at Omaha's Crescent Moon Alehouse, 3578 Farnam St., Omaha, NE, located across the street from the original Blackstone Hotel.
Mayor's official announcement: http://www.cityofomaha.org/mayor/mayors-office-home/archives/3122
According to legend, the sandwich was created at Omaha's Blackstone Hotel in 1925 to feed players engaged in a late-night poker game. The sandwich became instantly famous when it was awarded the grand prize in a 1956 National Sandwich Idea contest sponsored by the National Restaurant Association.
"Frank's Kraut and the Reuben sandwich are both bona fide American icons that have been associated for nearly a century. We're proud to put the citizens of Omaha on our labels to celebrate this amazing relationship," says Chris Smith, President of the Fremont Company, makers of Frank's Kraut.
"We're honored to see our Reuben heritage recognized by the company that produces one of its main ingredients! I'm personally inviting all Omahans to join me in this rare photo opportunity to strut our city pride on the national food stage," says Mayor Jim Suttle of Omaha.
"We created our Reuben in the spirit of the Blackstone and we pay homage to the original with our slow roasted corned beef and spiced up sauerkraut. We'll be cooking these delicacies all day and are looking forward to taking a seat at the table of food history," says Bill Baburek, owner of the Crescent Moon Alehouse.
Frank's Traditional Kraut has been a perennial household favorite for over 100 years; Frank's Sweet Kraut will light up the kitchen with new recipes and will help reinvent old favorites.
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About The Fremont Company
The Fremont Company is a 108-year-old consumer food products company, headquartered in Fremont, OH. The Fremont Company manufactures, markets and distributes food products to customers worldwide: Frank's and SnowFloss Kraut and Mississippi BBQ Sauce. http://www.fremontcompany.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FranksKraut
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