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CASPERS FAMOUS HOT DOGS® Brand Will Be Available for the First Time in Southern California

CASPERS FAMOUS HOT DOGS® Celebrates 75 Years in Business



San Francisco Chronicle: Caspers Famous Hot Dogs Celebrates 75 Years (2009)



Caspers Famous Hot Dogs
Made from a beef-pork blend with a sweet oniony flavor, these hickory-smoked dogs have been made by the same family-operated business since 1934.
$18 for a 2.5-pound box at

Give ‘Em Hill: It’s a (hot) dog’s life

(July 19, 2009) – Well, she didn’t tell me to eat a hot dog per se, but to go out to one of the eight family-owned Caspers hot dog locations in the East Bay because the chain is celebrating its 75th anniversary next week (signature Casper Dogs will be 75 cents July 28). Besides, July is National Hot Dog Month…Read More

‘The Hot Dog Lady,’ Serving Smiles Since 1955

(July 2, 2009) – If you live in the San Francisco Bay area and like hot dogs, chances are you’ve been to Caspers Famous Hot Dogs, a family-run frankfurter joint that’s been in business since 1934. Unlike like other pig peddlers, Caspers’ dogs and buns are steamed — not grilled or boiled — and each hot dog is made fresh at the family’s nearby sausage plant.

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Healthier dogs fatten bottom line

(San Leandro, CA – August 27, 2003) IN A WORLD saturated with granola bars, fat-free potato chips and tofuburgers, Spar Sausage Co. offers a meaty alternative you can really sink your teeth into.The San Leandro company makes Casper’s Hot Dogs, sold in the Bay Area in the familiar orange-trimmed fast- food restaurants, as well as in groceries in California, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.Read More

Caspers Introduces Chicken Dog

LAFAYETTE, Calif. (May 26, 2009) Eight-unit Caspers Famous Hot Dogs said it has replaced its turkey dog with a new chicken product and beefed up its promotional efforts in advance of a 75th anniversary event in July during National Hot Dog Month.Read More

San Francisco Chronicle

The Swank Frank

Despite the legacy of local favorite Caspers, the Bay Area has never been a hot dog destination like New York or Chicago. But suddenly, restaurant chefs are making hot dogs from scratch and serving up local, boutique franks in unusual guises. Tara Duggan, Chronicle Staff WriterRead More

The Desert Sun

Diner Goes to the dogs

“We had a place called Casper’s in the (San Francisco) Bay Area that had the best hot dogs I ever had in my life,” Sandmann said. “I grew up on them, and I’ve been thinking about starting up my own place for years.”

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San Francisco Chronicle

A rocker’s guide to the vintage East Bay

DJ and drummer Russell Quan says of Casper’s Hot Dogs, “the dogs and buns are steamed to preserve and increase the juiciosity.” Chronicle photo by Michael Macor

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Website Launch

(OAKLAND, CA – September 7, 2006) – Caspers Famous Hot Dogs, the family-owned, quick serve restaurant company, that has been a hot dog lover’s favorite since 1934, announces the launching of its official website at

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Caspers Hot Dogs back in Las Vegas

It seems when readers like hot dogs, they really like hot dogs. I’ve had quite a few letters and e-mails from those desperately seeking Caspers. Finally, some good news:

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Armenian Reporter

Armenian-Owned Company Is No. 1 in Bay Area

Loyal Customers Rally to Vote Caspers Hot Dog, The Bay Area’s Favorite Fast Food Results of 960AM KABL Radio Survey Put Caspers With a “C” at #1

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San Francisco Business Times

Award-winning hot-dog maker expands with relish

A new $2 million sausage processing plant will launch Bay Area favorite Caspers Famous Hot Dogs into distribution throughout the West, and set Lafayette’s Spar Sausage Co. on track to introduce new product lines.

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Being the Top Dog

What constitutes a good dog is, of course, subjective — and sausage lovers tend to be loyalists. Some insist Caspers is the best in the East Bay, while others favor the Hot Dog Stand in Oakland. Some prefer steeped dogs; others, like Riemann, are partial to grilled.

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Caspers Hog Dogs

A long time favorite in the East Bay, this original Bay Area location opened in 1934. Quick and cheap, but probably the best hot dogs in the area. Many of the ingredients are made in-house, and they’ve expanded to a sausage business (Spar Sausage Company), who’s products can be found in stores. A great place to take the kids — they even make child-size dogs here. Enjoy.

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