Farmer John Dodger dogs are officially no more at Dodger Stadium.
According to the Los Angeles Times, concession stand menus offer the Traditional Dodger dog with the statue beyond center field and also advertises the Dodger Dog but the Farmer John logo has been officially removed. The extra-long hot dog peeks out of both ends of the bun and the Dodgers have sold 3 million of these hot dogs per season. Dodger Dogs are not gone at Dodger Stadium, but Farmer John is.
Smithfield Foods, the parent company of Farmer John issued a statement that says"Farmer John had a long-standing and valued relationship with the Dodgers. After the 2019 season, Farmer John made the difficult business decision not to renew its contract with the Dodgers. … Unfortunately, through the latest contract negotiations, we were unable to come to an agreement that was beneficial for both parties.”
Instead, Farmer John signed a sponsorship with LAFC soccer team. The Dodgers hold the trademark for Dodger Dogs, so Farmer John can't continue to produce and sell them, even away from the ballpark.
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