CHICAGO, November 19, 2008—Sara Lee Corp. today said it will close its kosher hot dog and meat-processing plant on the South Side of Chicago. Best's kosher beef hot dogs were staples at U.S. ballparks, including Wrigley Field in Chicago and Busch Stadium in St. Louis. But Sara Lee says the best hot dog's numbers aren't the best, and that the company is exiting the kosher hot-dog business altogether. Sara Lee acquired Best's Kosher in 1993. It was launched in 1886 by Isaac Oscherwitz, a Jew who immigrated from Germany. R.I.P.
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