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The History of Frank’s RedHot

In 1918, Adam Estilette and Jacob Frank partnered up in New Iberia, Louisiana to create a Louisiana-style hot sauce using a blend of cayenne peppers, vinegar, and spices. (The exact recipe remains a secret that has never been revealed.) In 1920, the first bottle of Frank’s RedHot was bottled and started selling. In 1964, the owners of Anchor Bar & Grill in Buffalo, New York used Frank’s RedHot to create one of the earliest versions of buffalo wings. Then in 1996, Frank’s RedHot created a pre-made buffalo wing sauce. Today, Frank’s RedHot remains one of the most popular hot sauce brands on store shelves. It has swaths of die-hard fans, including many celebrities, and is sold in 20 countries around the world.

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