Enjoying a plate of end-of-Summer Buffalo Wings? Well you can thank Jewish American entrepreneur Jacob Frank for that. In 1896, Jacob Frank and his brothers Emil and Charles founded Frank Tea and Spice Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company produced spices, teas, olives, and even peanut butter. In 1918 Frank partnered with Adam Estilette to produce a unique blend of spices which would become the base of Franks® RedHot® cayenne pepper sauce. Two years later, in 1920, Franks product hit the shelves. In 1964, a Buffalo, New York restaurant used the sauce as its main ingredient in what would become the first buffalo wing sauce.
Promotional material for Frank's Hot Sauce.

Promotional material for Frank’s Hot Sauce. SC-3568. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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