News | August 30, 2017

Nathan's Famous® Introduces Pre-Cooked, Quarter-Pound Steak Patties For Purchase At Retail Grocery Stores

New Product Offers Consumers a Fresh, Fast Meal Solution

Jericho, NY (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Nathan’s Famous®, the iconic brand best known for its world-famous hot dogs, is expanding its product portfolio to grocery stores across the country with the introduction of Nathan’s Famous Pre-Cooked, Quarter-Pound Steak Patties.

The new Nathan’s Famous Steak Patties are made with fresh beef, with no fillers or artificial flavors. They are available in two four-pack varieties, Original and Cheddar Cheese, at select retailers nationwide including Kroger, Super Target, and Publix.

Each quarter-pound Nathan’s Famous Steak Patty is seared, slow cooked, and individually wrapped to lock in flavor and freshness. Our unique pre-cook process allows consumers to dial-in their desired level of doneness by simply heating in the microwave for specified lengths of time.

“Nathan’s Famous Steak Patties give consumers exactly what they’re looking for – a fast, convenient way to enjoy a fresh burger in seconds, all without the hassles of the grill and regardless of the weather,” said Mike Paribello, Smithfield Foods senior director of marketing. “We’re excited to bring a premium beef patty to the refrigerated aisle and show how pre-packaged, pre-cooked patties can be an easy and delicious meal solution for families across the country.”

Smithfield Foods is the licensee of Nathan's Famous pre-packaged hot dogs, selling a wide variety of beef franks at more than 20,000 supermarkets and wholesale club stores across the country including natural casing, skinless, bun-length, 50 percent reduced fat, angus, and more.

For more information about Nathan’s, please visit www.nathansfamous.com, or follow @nathansfamous on Facebook and @originalnathans on Twitter.

About Nathan's Famous
Nathan's currently distributes its products in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Cayman Islands and nine foreign countries through its restaurant system, foodservice sales programs and product licensing activities. Nathan's was ranked #55 on the Forbes list of the Best Small Companies in America and was listed as the Best Small Company in New York State in October 2013. Last year, over 500 million Nathan's Famous hot dogs were sold. For additional information about Nathan's please visit our website at www.nathansfamous.com.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly’s®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny® and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

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SOURCE: Smithfield Foods