LI-Based Nathan's Famous Sells Hot Dog Meal Kits Amid Coronavirus

Daniel Hampton

JERICHO, NY — Fans of Nathan's Famous hot dogs rejoice — the popular Jericho-based distributor and restaurant chain is now selling "meal kits" through the delivery service Goldbelly.

Nathan's began selling the meal kits through the service this week, including its iconic brand of hot dogs and fries.

According to Goldbelly's website, customers can buy five different meal kits.

Hot dog meal kit for 12 ($89)

  • 12 hot dogs and buns
  • 3 pounds of golden crinkle cut fries
  • 24 ounces of sauerkraut
  • 12 ounces of Nathan's Famous Deli-Mustard

Pastrami and Swiss hero meal kit for four ($99)

  • 4 artisan baguettes
  • 2 pounds of sliced black angus ribeye by Pat LaFrieda
  • 2 pounds of golden crinkle cut fries
  • American cheese
  • House-made caramelized onions
  • Pat LaFrieda "Butcher Reserve" steak sauce

Pastrami and Swiss hero meal kit for six ($119)

  • 6 artisan baguettes
  • 3 pounds of pastrami
  • 3 pounds golden crinkle cut fries
  • 12 ounces of Nathan’s Famous Deli-Mustard
  • 24 ounces of sauerkraut
  • Swiss cheese

Cheesesteak meal kit for four (99)

  • 4 Artisan Baguettes
  • 2 pounds of sliced black angus ribeye by Pat LaFrieda
  • 2 pounds of golden crinkle cut fries
  • American cheese
  • House-made caramelized onions
  • Pat LaFrieda "Butcher Reserve" steak sauce

Cheesesteak meal kit for six ($119)

  • 6 artisan baguettes
  • 3 pounds of sliced black angus ribeye by Pat LaFrieda
  • 3 pounds of golden crinkle cut fries
  • American cheese
  • House-made caramelized onions
  • Pat LaFrieda "Butcher Reserve" steak sauce

The kits come with easy-to-use cooking and storage instructions, too.

The hot dog meal kits are shipped frozen with ice packs and customers are supposed to keep the fries frozen until they're ready for preparation. Importantly, customers can find instructions on cooking the perfect hot dog via Nathan's website.

James Walker, senior vice president of restaurants at Nathan’s Famous, said the past few months have proved difficult for restaurants and their customers. Many people aren't able to dine at their favorite restaurants due to closure and lack of delivery options. Nathan's, he said, wanted to explore new ways to get customers what they want, when they want it.

"We hear it almost daily from customers around the country, 'How can I get my hands on my favorite Nathan's meals,' and this partnership gives us the ability to continue to serve our U.S. customers anywhere they are," Walker said in a news release.

This article originally appeared on the Syosset Patch