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The Makers of the SPAM® Brand Team Up with Sunny Anderson to Kick Off National SPAMERICAN™ Food Truck Tour

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April 14, 2015

Austin, Minn.

In recent years, chefs across America have sparked a trend of infusing their menu with both classic and creative fan-favorite entrees, featuring the iconic SPAM® brand.

This week, the coast-to-coast SPAMERICAN™ Tour will kick off in Los Angeles with Food Network Chef Sunny Anderson unveiling a special menu and, as the truck travels to popular events across the country, features partnerships with local chefs from L.A. to Charlotte and everywhere in between. At each of the 12 stops, fans will enjoy a signature recipe from Anderson, alongside SPAMTASTIC™ creations from local chef partners, all while experiencing a taste of the brand’s fun-loving personality and learning about its history, versatility and cultural impact.

“We discovered love for the brand popping up all over the U.S., from diners in the midwest serving SPAM®and eggs, to trendy Manhattan hot spots featuring SPAM® Musubi.” said Nicole L. Behne, Marketing Director, Grocery Products Division. “With the SPAMERICAN™ Tour, we have set out to share these delicious SPAM® recipes with America and celebrate the chefs who serve them.”

While the truck makes its way across the country, signature menu items will be unveiled featuring unique dishes created by the locally based chefs, including a delicious Kimchi SPAM® Musubi Croissant by Chef Sharon Wang in L.A., a SPAMmy Tot by Chef Robert Lam of San Francisco, and a SPAM® & Jack Pretzel Sandwich by Chicago’s Chef Kevin Hickey. Long-time brand fan, Sunny Anderson, created a Coconut SPAM® Spears with Spicy Pineapple Chutney dish which will be a mainstay on the menu throughout the tour.

“For many years now, I have been a fan of the SPAM® brand; its flavor and versatility lends itself to so many different cooking styles and recipes” said Sunny Anderson. “The SPAMERICAN™ Tour brings together such a unique curation of SPAM® dishes and is a celebration of the iconic taste that Americans and chefs, like myself, have grown to love.”

Fans can find the SPAMERICAN™ Tour truck at a variety of popular events over the summer including the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Denver’s Cinco De Mayo Festival and the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Beyond enjoying a variety of SPAM® dishes, fans will have the chance to learn interesting brand trivia, see one-of-a-kind SPAM® brand-themed art, and even enjoy musical performances with instruments made out of recycled SPAM®cans.

SPAMERICAN™ Tour Schedule:

Los Angeles, April 15-20
Featured Event: Toyota Grand Prix, April 17 – 19
Sharon Wang, Sugar Bloom Bakery – Kimchi SPAM® Musubi Puff
San Francisco, April 23-26
Featured Event: San Francisco Giants Baseball, April 23
Robert Lam, Butterfly – SPAMmyTots

Denver, May 2-5
Featured Event: Cinco De Mayo Denver, May 2 – 3
Adam Weidert, Canteen Tap House and Tavern

San Antonio, May 9-11
Featured Event: Six Flags Fiesta Texas, May 9
Quely Watson, Hot Joy – SPAM® Katsu Sandwich

Tulsa, May 14-15
Featured Event: Tulsa Mayfair, May 14 – 15

Atlanta, May 22-27
Featured Event: Jazz Festival, May 22 – 24
Jim Stacy, Palookaville – SPAM® Bo

Jacksonville, May 31-June 3
Featured Event: Jacksonville Suns Baseball, June 1
Korey Konopasek, Epik Burger – Hawaiin’s Local Burger

Nashville, June 8-14
Featured Event: CMA Festival, June 11 – 14
Hanna Lee, Soy Teriyaki Bistro

Charlotte, June 18-20
Featured Event: Charlotte Knights Baseball, June 20

Washington DC, June 24-28
Featured Event: Safeway BBQ Battle, June 27 – 28
Anthony Hoang, PhoWheels – Musubi Taco

Philadelphia, July 2-4
Featured Event: WAWA Welcome America Festival, July 2 – 4

Chicago, July 8-15
Featured Event: Taste of Chicago, July 8– 12
Kevin Hickey, Bottlefork & Duck Inn – SPAM® & Jack Grilled Cheese

For more information about the SPAMERICAN™ Tour schedule and stops, please check out www.SPAM.com/tour, and join in the #SPAMCan conversation at www.facebook.com/spambrand, www.youtube.com/spambrand, www.twitter.com/SPAMbrand or @SPAMBrand on Instragram. For more information about Sunny Anderson’s signature SPAMERICAN™ dish, check out the full recipe at www.SPAM.com/tour.

About Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats for 2014, was named the 2013 Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine, and was again named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the sixth year in a row. Hormel Foods was also recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine, and named one of the 2015 40 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit http://www.hormelfoods.com.