Established in 1879 in Syracuse, N.Y., Hofmann Brands is comprised of the iconic Hofmann Sausage Company, Hofmann Hots and the Handwich brands. As one of the oldest and most trusted meat purveyors in the U.S., Hofmann Sausage Company remains headquartered in Syracuse, where it has been for 137 years. In 2012, a New York-based investment group, which included prominent industry leaders such as the Oneida Indian Nation; owners of the renowned Turning Stone Resort Casino; Syracuse University Head Basketball Coach, Jim Boeheim; NFL Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach; and restaurateur Phil Romano, founder of Fuddrucker's and Romano's Macaroni Grill, made a significant investment in the company. The investment group initiated an expansion strategy to elevate the iconic Central New York brand into a global household name. Today, Hofmann has expanded its presence into thousands of grocery stores and other retail outlets in every state on the East Coast and as far west as Nevada and Texas. Hofmann is the Official Hotdog, Sausage and Handwich of the National Football Foundation, and it serves as the 2016 presenting sponsor of the NFF John L. Toner Award, which is annually bestowed for excellence in athletics administration.