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Welcome to the Smokehouse

From Western New York to the West Coast, Sahlen’s Smokehouse Hot Dogs and Deli Meat are packed with pride, freshness and quality and overflowing with savory flavor. Sizzling Ham Steaks in a skillet, grilling Pork & Beef Hot Dogs with crispy Tender Casing, or stacking a sandwich tall with Smokehouse Ham—when it’s time to eat, it’s time for Sahlen’s.

Say Hello to Sahlen’s

By now, you know all about our delicious Smokehouse Hot Dogs and the fresh Carved-Off-The-Bone flavor of Sahlen’s Deli Meat. But here are some facts about our history and headquarters that you may not be so familiar with.

  • Sahlen Packing Co., Inc. is a five-generation, family-owned business. 
  • Founded in Buffalo, New York, in 1869. 
  • Headquartered in Buffalo in a 110,000 square-foot food manufacturing facility. 
  • We employ over 100 dedicated employees.
  • These employees help us deliver over 15 million pounds of meat all across the country every year.

A Five-Generation Family Business

Sahlen Packing Company was founded in 1869 as a family business and continues to be operated by the Sahlen family today. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Sahlen products have grown from WNY’s favorite hot dog to having our hot dogs and deli meat available across the country in over 35 states and now, online. Our dedication to providing each one of our customers with the quality meat products they deserve is matched only by the delicious flavor those products pack with each bite.

1869
Founded by Joseph Sahlen. Thrived in Buffalo because of transportation and proximity to railroads and Erie Canal as well as hydro electric power from Niagara Falls.
Early 1900s
Main products were ham, ribs, loins, sausages, hot dogs and bologna.
1980
Current owner, Joe Sahlen, took over family business.
Late 1990s
Expanded outside of Buffalo and throughout Western, Southern, Central NY with deli meats, particularly boneless ham.
2021
Expansion of plant to acquire new machinery and capabilities.

Sahlen’s Stays Committed

No matter how long we’ve been in business, we’re always honored to give back to our community as well as the new neighbors we make with every new location we offer our Smokehouse Hot Dogs and Deli Meat.

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What Are You Hungry For?

Shop all your favorite Sahlen’s Smokehouse Hot Dogs and Deli Meat. Or sign up for recurring Sahlen’s deliveries with an all-new Subscription Box. Whatever you’re craving, Sahlen’s brings the savory, Smokehouse flavor.