Industry News | June 24, 2014

Nathan's Famous to Donate 100,000 Hot Dogs

On July 4th, Nathan’s Famous will donate 100,000 of its beef hot dogs to Food Bank For New York City. The official presentation will take place during the company’s annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York. With this gift, Nathan’s Famous will have donated a total of 700,000 hot dogs to Food Bank For New York City since 2008.

Nathan’s Famous President Wayne Norbitz will present the donation to a representative of Food Bank For New York City, which is part of the Feeding America network.

"It is an honor to continue this charitable tradition and to present Food Bank For New York City with 100,000 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs this July Fourth," says Wayne Norbitz, COO of Nathan's Famous. "This is a fantastic charity that tirelessly fights hunger in all five boroughs of this great city."

“We are very grateful to Nathan’s Famous for this generous donation of 100,000 of its celebrated hot dogs,” says Patrick Mooney, Senior Director of Institutional Giving for Food Bank For New York City. “Our research shows that 2.6 million New York City residents are struggling to put food on the table. In these difficult times, Nathan’s Famous has not forgotten the city in which it was founded. This donation will certainly assist us in our ongoing fight against hunger citywide.” 

The donation ceremony will occur at the original Nathan’s Famous on Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, New York, where the annual hot dog eating contest takes place. Each year tens of thousands gather to watch the competitive eating event, while millions watch the event on ESPN. 

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