Jewish Journal


January 9, 2012

Kosher hot dogs score in debut at Kansas U. hoops


Spectators at a University of Kansas men’s basketball game relished the chance to buy kosher hot dogs, selling out the stand in its debut.

The local Chabad-Lubavitch Center for Jewish Student Life, in conjunction with concessioner Centerplate and local businessman Jim Badzin, opened the kosher hot dog stand at the Allen Fieldhouse on Dec. 29, according to Chabad.org. The stand will be open until halftime, according to the website.

Chabad says it the first kosher concession at a major college sports venue.

Hundreds of Jewish students and alumni from around Kansas, the Midwest and elsewhere attend the popular Jayhawks games, according to Chabad House director Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel. Nearly 10 percent of KU students identify as Jewish.

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