'Johnny Footlong' hit Canal Park Friday as part of a RubberDucks promotion

Staff and wire report Published:

AKRON -- Johnny Football met Johnny hot dog on Friday when the "Johnny Footlong" hit stands.

The new entree is an 8-ounce Five Star hot dog topped with Texas Jack chili, shredded pepper jack cheese and Sriracha sauce.

It's no coincidence that the new dressed-up dog mimics the name of Johnny "Football" Manziel, one of the Cleveland Browns' first-round draft picks.

"We're always looking to incorporate the sporting trends of northeastern Ohio into our menu," Director of Food and Beverage Brian Manning said. "This is a great way to mix the excitement in the region with a fun, delicious and quality product."

The "Extreme Menu" item will sell for $8 and is available at The Dog Pound concession stand located in left field behind the new Fowl Territory seating.

"Johnny Football mania is in full swing at Canal Park, and we are excited to have a food & beverage offering dedicated to the new Browns Quarterback. It's an exciting time for the Akron and Cleveland area," RubberDucks' General Manager Jim Pfander said.

-- Staff and wire report

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