Think of everything that's classically Chicago, at least according to a Saturday Night Live skit, and you'll guess the newest food to come out of the Windy City.
Vienna Beef partnered with Da Coach to make a new dinner sausage called, yep, Ditka Sausages.
The new line comes out Aug. 9 in Chicago-area Jewel-Osco and Mariano’s stores among other grocers and select restaurants around the country. The sausages weigh one-third pound and are eight inches long.
“These sausages embody Chicago," former Bears coach Mike Ditka said. "The tradition, the teams, the fans, the big appetites— Chicago deserves a monster sausage they can be proud of. I think I’m going to go have one right now.”
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He'll get to choose from a hot beef Polish Sausage and chicken sausage with mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes.
They come in a 10.66-ounce two-pack, with a suggested retail price from $4.99 to $5.99.
Ditka Restaurants will serve them, as well as Gold Coast Dogs, America’s Dogs, Mickey’s Hot Dogs, Arlington Racecourse and Vienna Beef’s Factory Store.
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And of course Soldier Field.
“Ditka. Sausages. Talk about a match made in heaven,” said Timothy O’Brien, co-president of Vienna Beef. “Vienna Beef is thrilled to team up with the Ditka Brand to bring together two Chicago icons for one unique, larger-than-life product— just like Coach."