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Florida company acquires Hofmann Sausage Company

By Eric Reinhardt (


CICERO, N.Y. — The Hofmann Sausage Company of suburban Syracuse is now operating under new ownership.

The Miami Beef Company, Inc. of Miami, Florida announced the acquisition in a Tuesday Business Wire news release. The firm didn’t disclose any financial details of its purchase agreement.

Founded in 1879 in Syracuse, Hofmann is described in the announcement as “the leading sausage and hot dog brand” in the Central New York area. Hofmann’s product portfolio includes beef and pork franks, smoked sausage, bratwursts, beef jerky, and condiments. Hofmann is joining Miami Beef’s growing family of brands, the Florida firm said.

Hofmann Sausage Company announced the acquisition in a post on its Facebook page.

“Miami Beef is a family owned and operated company that has been around since 1972. It aligns well with Hofmann’s core values and produces high quality products like we have been doing for well over a century. Hofmann will continue to call Syracuse home, producing our famous, classic franks and sausage recipes while also creating new, tasty products for you to enjoy. Miami Beef is investing in the Syracuse market by keeping our operations ‘business as usual,’” Hofmann Sausage Company said in the post.

Frank W. Hofmann came to New York in 1861, bringing his popular German recipes with him and starting a meat market. His family settled in Syracuse and incorporated Hofmann in 1879, per the Hofmann website.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hofmann Sausage to the Miami Beef family,” Robert Young, CEO of Miami Beef, said in the news release. “Hofmann has a meaningful heritage and deep connection to its loyal customers, employees, and community, which we plan to continue serving through investment in its facilities in Syracuse. We are excited to add hot dogs and sausages to our high-quality hamburger offerings to give our customers the full grilling experience. Our plan is to turbo-charge the growth of Hofmann’s footprint throughout the country and continue to look for complementary brands to acquire.”

Since 1972, Miami Beef has been providing fresh and frozen meat products to retail and foodservice customers nationwide.

Miami Beef brands — including Miami Beef, Free Graze, Florida Raised, Sizzle King, Young Ridge, Brooklyn Burger, Devault Foods, and Hofmann Sausage — are produced out of its South Florida and Central New York–based facilities, per the announcement.



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