North Carolina's Best Kept Secret

A Bright Leaf Hot Dog is one of the most unique, delicious foods you'll ever eat and can only be found in grocery stores and grills throughout North Carolina. 

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What makes Bright Leaf Hot Dogs such a unique eating experience?

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Bright Leaf Hot Dogs are red, and down east, we prefer red ones and refuse to eat brown hot dogs. This might seem odd for people not from the south, but that's how it is, especially in Johnston County, North Carolina, where the famous Bright Leaf Hot Dog was born. This video will show you how strongly Bright Leaf fans feel about only eating and serving red hot dogs to their family, friends, and neighbors.



What else makes Bright Leaf Hot Dogs a must-eat when you come visit or move to North Carolina? Unlike most hot dogs, Bright Leaf Hot Dogs are...

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  1. Made & Delivered Fresh: made fresh at our plant, distributed and sitting on grocery store shelves all within three days, and only lasts 21 days.
  2. In a Bag: traditionally packaged in a loose bag, but we also provide this fresh made iconic hot dog in a vacuum package inside a loose bag to areas outside of our core market. If you can only find the vacuum in the bag, don't worry...just take it home, open the vacuum and let it sit in the bag a few hours to a day or so to get that same great flavor as the loose bag. 
  3. Support Local: we work with a lot of North Carolina suppliers, and support the local beef, pork and turkey agriculture industry!
  4. Got to Be NC: you'll only find us in local grocery stores, independents and grills in North Carolina, but we ship nationwide!

Check out these foodie reviews to see what you're missing!



@bootlegfoodreview Let’s try these Bright Leaf hot dogs that Carolina Packers sent me!! #bootlegfood #hotdog #brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #northcarolina ♬ Raise Up - Petey Pablo







@carolinapackersinc Sergio trying his first Bright Leaf 🌭 with mustard and it had him dancing 😁#brightleafhotdogs #brightleaf #firstbrightleaf #nc #nccheck #gottobenc ♬ original sound - Carolina Packers Inc 🌭



Want to try a Bright Leaf Hot Dog or two? Find the closest hot dog shop or store that sells Bright Leaf near you or ask for help below.

Come and visit

2999 S Brightleaf Blvd.

Smithfield, NC

Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday, Closed

Sunday, Closed

Phone: 1-800-682-7675


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