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Oktoberfest 2014

Oktoberfest-14-slideOktoberfest on River Street is one short week away! Come out to the river on October 4th to witness or participate in the greatest sausage eating contest around! 

Never heard of our infamous Sausage Eating Contest? Well things are about to change! Just take a look at last year’s post >> Oktoberfest of the River 2013 <<

We team up with our local distributor Ambos Seafood to provide an unlimited amount of smoked sausages to those brave enough to stand in front of a crowd and devour sausage until they can literally eat no more. Last year, our reigning champion from the prior two years was ‘out-eaten’ by Corey Fisher from Charlotte, NC who ate 16 1/2 Roger Wood sausages in under 5 minutes. You read that number correctly… 16.5 Roger Wood Sausages. Who will win the bragging rights this year? 

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners. The FIRST Place Winner is awarded a CASH PRIZE. Second and Third Place Winners receive a goodie bag of prizes.

Sausage Eating Contest Timeline

10:00 – 11:30 – Final Sign Ups for Contest

12:30 – Contestants report to stage to turn in waivers

1:00 – CONTEST

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WSAV’s The Southern Scene Paid Roger Wood Foods a Visit

Welcome The Southern Scene!

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WSAV’s The Southern Scene paid us a visit last week! They met with our Vice President, Mark Solana, and taste-tested all of our favorite dishes. We were thrilled to host them and can’t wait to see how the video turns out.

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July is National Hot Dog Month

 July is National Hot Dog Month…

and who better to turn to for hot dog facts than the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council!

Here are a few of their fun facts:  

“Los Angeles residents consume more hot dogs than any other city (over 40 million), beating out New York and Atlanta.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport consumes SIX times more hot dogs, 725,000 more than Los Angeles International Airport and LaGuardia Airport combined.

On Independence Day, Americans will enjoy 150 million hot dogs, enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times.

During peak hot dog season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. That’s 818 hot dogs consumed every second during that period.

Los Angeles Dodger fans are expected to consume a record 3,077,537 in 2014. Across the major leagues, fans are expected to eat 21.4 million hot dogs in 2014.”

That’s a LOT of hot dogs! 

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Lumber Jack Sausage is #1 in the Southeast

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The Original Lumber Jack Sausage is #1 in the Southeast! 

And, the Roger Wood family could not be more proud. Located in Savannah, Georgia since 1936, Roger Wood Foods always strives for excellence. The number one goal for us is to provide you with great quality and affordable smoked sausage and meats.

Thank You for helping us reach this amazing honor! We are well aware that Roger Wood has the best customers!

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Kroger Grand Opening in Savannah

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 A BIG Welcome to Savannah’s New Kroger Store

And what an impressive store it is! It’s the largest Kroger in all of Georgia.  It is 125,000 square feet and even has a Jewelry Store and Clothing Department.

On top of all of that, it has a 30 foot display of Roger Wood Foods Original Lumberjacks! We were thrilled to be a part of the Grand Opening!

Phil Cagney, Kroger Regional, David Solana, CEO Roger Wood Foods and Bob Jones, Kroger Atlanta Merchandiser.

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Atlanta Merchandiser, and David Solana, CEO Roger Wood Foods

Savannah Music Festival

Sav Music Festival 2014

http://www.savannahmusicfestival.org

We are proud sponsors of the Savannah Music Festival!

About The Savannah Music Festival

“The Savannah Music Festival is dedicated to presenting a world-class celebration of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. It is the largest musical arts event in Georgia and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. – See more at: http://www.savannahmusicfestival.org/#sthash.LzhVG7Kz.dpuf

This year’s schedule -> http://www.savannahmusicfestival.org/calendar.php

The Savannah Music Festival is one of Savannah’s best annual events. It is truly an unique experience that you must participate in!

Why We Strive for Great Quality

Roger Wood Foods has always been a company where family comes first.
We’ve been family-owned and operated since 1936.

Passed down through three generations, our mission has always been to
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We’re so Pinteresting!

Do you spend hours upon hours gathering the best home decorating tips and recipes on Pinterest? You are not alone… Although we skip the home decorating part, we have spent ample time over the past year developing our Pinterest boards. We have a board for every meal.

It’s your one-stop shop for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert plus tailgating ideas, appetizers and beautiful scenes of Savannah. We even put a little bit of Roger Wood’s history on there. Do you love Southern favorites? So do we! So much so that we have a Southern Cookin’ board. Warm weather is hopefully around the corner hence our Grillin’ board.

Pinterest

For those of you that haven’t jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon yet, here is how Pinterest describes itself, “where you go to discover new things and collect stuff you love. If you find something online you want to build, cook, buy or do, just Pin It to your board…” Pinterest is a world unto itself to escape into. We particularly like the infinite amount of recipes to look through on Pinterest. We’re not just talking about our recipes. There are recipes that you’ve never even imagined on there that look absolutely amazing. You pin the ones you like to boards that you create. Boards help you organize your pins and make it easier for your profile viewers to follow the pins they are interested in.

Now that you know about this new found world or if you’re already a pinner, follow us! We’re just so Pinteresting!

Roger Wood has been in business since 1936. Two-thousand thirteen was the year we went fully social. We have customers all over the Southeast. Social media is the way we reach all of you!

 

We have the BEST Customers

We have the absolute BEST customers!

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You may or may not know that we have a Roger Wood Foods twitter account. We post recipes, in-office news, employee photos, product info- anything that you might be interested in.

But, the best part of twitter is that all of you post pictures, videos and tweets about us!

It’s an awesome feeling to find a picture of a meal with our product as a key ingredient. Sometimes, it’s a simple recipe- Roger Wood sausage with mustard. Sometimes, it’s a masterpiece- crab, tilapia, red rice and Roger Wood sausage.

Y’all get so creative. Your pictures and videos make us hungry at our desks during the work week.

We even tweet with JustFoodERP! They’re one of our every day favorites…

Other tweets we receive concern location. You’ve probably heard that Roger Wood products are mostly in the Southeast. We haven’t quite gotten to California yet. (Although it is a long term goal!) We get questions all the time asking where you can find Roger Wood products. Thank you! Thank you for actively asking us questions through twitter or Facebook. We appreciate each and every one of you, and we want to help you in any way that we are able.

One recent tweet told the story of how 4 Lumber Jack cartons got to Seattle, Washington. We love hearing these stories!

Moral of this post:
Y’all are truly the BEST customers any company could ask for.

PS. Please continue to tweet and message us! We enjoy hearing from you!

Employee Appreciation

Our Training/Recruitment Specialist, Bo, has been working hard to let Roger Wood employees know that they have such an impact on the people around them and on the company as a whole. Their positive attitudes and hard work has not gone unnoticed!

 

1467323_10152068083690499_713619769_nThis colorful board sits proudly on a wall in Roger Wood’s hallway on the way into the plant. Everyone can see it. Everyone can celebrate the great achievements of their peers and their crews.

This past month, Laura, won Employee of the Month.  She received goodies and the front row parking spot for the whole month of November. Our Star Performers were runner-ups to Employee of the Month. They also received goody bags.  The Kitchen Crew had a Stellar Performance this week, one that just had to be recognized!

We are SO proud of our many employees. Life at Roger Wood Foods wouldn’t be the same without their positive attitudes and hard work. Thank you for everything that you do!

So… who will be on the infamous board next month?!?