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.
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.
We can provide you with a taste of home anywhere in the United States. Order your favorite Bright Leaf product today and get it delivered to your doorstep.
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 Bright Leaf Hot Dogs and other products like sausage, bacon, BBQ, 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, grills and other local businesses all across North Carolina. Here's a growing list of some of the best places to enjoy the original red hot dog of North Carolina.BEST HOT DOGS NEAR YOU
"The only hot dog brand my family has eaten since I was a little kid, and it's still #1 in my household!"
"I grew up in southeastern NC and we had them and they are hands down the best hot dogs in the world. I’ve been in 32 countries and eaten hot dogs from Russia to Argentina and Bright Leaf is the best."
"These hot dogs and all of Bright Leaf Products are the best under the sun and on the planet. I dearly love the distinctive flavor these hotdogs have. They are excellent whether eaten cooked or plain. Just toss between a slice of bread, roll it, and enjoy!! Their bologna with a fresh tomato and mayo makes a sandwich a sandwich. Great Job Bright Leaf! and Carolina Packers."
"Greatest hot dogs ever. Goodness grows in North Carolina."
"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."