Oscar Mayer adds new innovations for grilling season

MADISON, Wis. — Oscar Mayer announced this week the addition of five new hot dog innovations featuring bacon, sausage, chicken breast, lean and extra lean varieties available this summer.

Beginning in June, consumers nationwide will be able to purchase two Oscar Mayer hot dogs perfect for the summer grill, including the Bacon Dog and Smokies Smoked Sausages.

The Bacon Dog is the first bacon hot dog on the market, according to the company. It is made with hardwood-smoked, authentic Oscar Mayer bacon.

"No one knows bacon like Oscar Mayer," said Jared Baker, director of Oscar Mayer hot dogs. "We know Americans love bacon, and we know they love hot dogs, so it seemed like the perfect time for us to introduce our first hot dog made with bacon."

And Oscar Mayer is bringing back Smokies. The new Oscar Mayer Smokies Smoked Sausages will be sold in full 14-oz., 8-count packages. They are made with coarse ground pork and beef, and smoked with hardwood.

The company also is adding to its line of Selects hot dogs. The new Chicken Breast Hot Dog will continue with the Selects tradition of using no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. Additionally, the hot dog is made with high-quality chicken breast, contains no added hormones and is completely gluten-free.

The company also announced it has re-branded its 98% Fat Free Wieners and Light Beef Franks as Extra Lean Franks and Lean Beef Franks, respectively. The new Lean and Extra Lean Franks are full-bun length and include lean cuts of quality meat.

The complete line of Oscar Mayer dogs and franks can be found in the refrigerated meat case in most grocery stores and supermarkets nationwide.

Oscar Mayer is a Kraft Foods Group brand.

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