Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wanna Buy a Sausage Factory?

There's a sausage factory in South Dallas that's on the market. I wouldn't call it famous, but they've been around since 1970, and a few Dallas barbecue joints like Peggy Sue BBQ and Baby Back Shak serve their products. For just $149,000 it can all be yours.

Renko's Sausages
109 North Lyndalyn Avenue
DeSoto, TX 75115
M-F 8-5, Sat 10-4 (retail outlet)

Image Courtesy of Businessweek

According to a listing, "The product lines comprise of: Hot Links, Mild Smoked Sausages, Polish Rings, Summer Sausages, Sausage on sticks." There is a processing facility as well as a retail outlet next door. I haven't made it down to DeSoto to check out their offerings, but if anyone's familiar with the store please let me know your thoughts.

They seem to be very open about their reasons for selling. Again from the listing, "Due to the lack of involvement by the current owner, Renko has no sales/marketing force to introduce and sell its deliciously excellent sausages." They also lost their contract as the official sausage-on-a-stick of Cowboys Stadium when the team moved to Arlington. I'm guessing that has a little something to do with the sale too.

- BBQ Snob


Dustin said...

Sounds like a steal. Let's pool our money together and make it happen!

Larry Johnson, Jr. said...

Have you tried their sausage at either of the places you referenced? How's the product?


Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.