Carolina Packers, a small North Carolina family-owned company, has been making Bright Leaf products fresh and local in Smithfield, North Carolina since 1941. Good food brings people together, and our sausage, bologna, chili, Red Hots, and our famous Bright Leaf Hot Dogs are a southern tradition for many folks down east.
A small family-owned company in Smithfield, North Carolina who has been committed to providing good tasting, wholesome products since1941.
Carolina Packers offers a variety of foods, including sausages, bologna, chili, Red Hots, bacon, BBQ and our famous Bright Leaf Hot Dogs.
You'll find most of our Bright Leaf products at grocery stores and restaurants as far west as Hickory, North Carolina, and as far east as the coast.
Our Bright Leaf Hot Dog 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 more than 70 years. Unlike most hot dogs, it's made fresh with local beef and pork.Learn more
You can purchase most our Bright Leaf Hot Dogs and other products like sausage, red hots and bologna in most of your local grocery stores in North Carolina.Store near you
Bright Leaf Hot Dogs are served at restaurants and grills all across North Carolina, and especially in Johnston County where we were founded. Visit the Johnston County Visitors Bureau site below to learn about all of the grills that serve Bright Leaf Hot Dogs in JoCo.Find JOCO GRILLs
"Love Bright Leaf Hot Dogs. They are the best."
"Greatest hot dogs ever. Goodness grows in North Carolina."
"The only hot dog brand my family has eaten since I was a little kid, and it's still #1 in my household!"
"I first tried these hot dogs and the Red Hots when I was visiting my brother in North Carolina. Then I figured out I could order them online and have them shipped to Florida which is awesome! Hands down they are the best, and the customer service is second to none."
"Bright Leaf is my all time FAVORITE and now it’s my son’s favorite too."
"Best hot dog and bologna in the world. I have eaten them long as I remember and I am 54 years old."
"Bright Leaf Hot Dogs are best right out of the bag."
"I have been eating these since the 80's. The taste is always what I expect. GOOD! Thanks Bright Leaf for keeping the tradition alive."