Marathon Enterprises, Inc. is a private corporation headquartered in Englewood, New Jersey, United States that is a major regional supplier of meats and gourmet delicatessen products to the food service industry. Marathon products carry the Sabrett brand name.
The company's flagship product is the Sabrett brand frankfurters. The frankfurter and other meats are processed at the Marathon factory in the Bronx, New York. The frankfurters are sold through Sabrett branded carts on the streets of New York City and elsewhere, and local supermarkets and club locations such as BJ's, Costco and Jetro.
Gregory Papalexis of Greek descent, was the owner and president of the company. He graduated from New York University in 1948, Gregory along with his partner wanted to name the company differently, one wanted to call it "Sabre Meat Company", only to find out that it was already used in NYC. They eventually agreed to name it Sabre-ette, and then they shortened it to Sabrett. Though Gregory initially started to sell Hot Dog Buns, he eventually decided to produce the Hot Dogs and the famous stainless steel push cart branded the House O' Weenies with the yellow and blue umbrellas.
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