The recently opened Frankies Hot Dog franchise next to campus will get some spotlight when they provide some of the food for the NFL’s Touchdown Club before the game.
Two UT alumni, Mike and Joe Diogostine along with Tyson Carner own the Waterbury, Connecticut based franchise restaurant on the corner of N. Boulevard and Kennedy Boulevard.
The brothers worked at the Reidville Drive locations in Connecticut during high school.
According to Carner, the owner of Mise en Place, Maryann Ferenc was placed in charge of the food event. She decided to get a plethora of local cuisine for the event and Frankies was one of her choices.
‘We put in a bid for the event,’ Carner said. ‘They said we were a perfect fit for the Super Bowl.’
There are 10 total vendors that will participate in the pre-game event from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1. Thousands of hot dogs are expected to be served.