Since 1941 Carolina Packers has been producing a variety of great foods, including sausages, bologna, chili, Red Hots, and our famous Bright Leaf Red Hot Dogs. Our products have long been a favorite for folks in the central region of North Carolina and a growing customer base beyond. You’ll find our Bright Leaf brand available through food vendors and restaurants as well as local grocery stores and chains.

Our Bright Leaf Hot Dog is our signature food product and is the quintessential southern red hot dog. Their unique blend of herbs and spices give them a distinctive, slightly spicy flavor that has made them a southern classic for nearly 70 years. The original Bright Leaf Hot Dog is made with beef and pork and has only 8 grams of fat and three weight watcher points per dog. So you can have a great tasting hot dog without blowing your diet.

Our hot dogs are available in three sizes. Our most popular is the 10 count hot dog which refers to the

1lb Red Classic

number of hot dogs per pound. These are the ones most folks are familiar with that are packaged in our one and two pound bags. The

other two sizes are a 12 count which is slightly smaller and the bun-filling 8 count hot dog. All three sizes are available in bulk packages but only the 10 count and the 12 count are available in retail packages.

We also make the Bright Leaf Hot Dog in a turkey formula with the same great Bright Leaf flavor at a reduced price. This version is available only in retail packages.

Product & Packaging


Retail Packages (beef and pork)
Item 116 16 oz bag 10 bags/case
Item 132 32 oz bag 5 bags/case
Item 112 12 oz vacuum package 12 pkgs/case
Item 126 16 oz vacuum package 12 pkgs/case
Retail Packages (turkey dogs)
Item 152 16 pkgs/case
Bulk Hotdogs (beef and pork)
Item 105 10 ct. 5lbs 50 dogs/case
Item 110 10 ct. 10 lbs 100 dogs/case
Item 113 12 ct. 10lbs 120 dogs/case
Item 111 6 ct. 10 lbs 60 dogs/case
Item 115 6 ct. 5 lbs 30 dogs/case
Item 121 8 ct. 10 lbs 80 dogs/case