From left, employees Kurt Byrd, Johnny Hayes, Chris Moore, Sunni Queipo and Donnie Moore stand next to a rack of Bright Leaf hot dogs in the Smithfield plant.
From left, employees Kurt Byrd, Johnny Hayes, Chris Moore, Sunni Queipo and Donnie Moore stand next to a rack of Bright Leaf hot dogs in the Smithfield plant. Abbie Bennett abennett@newsobserver.com
From left, employees Kurt Byrd, Johnny Hayes, Chris Moore, Sunni Queipo and Donnie Moore stand next to a rack of Bright Leaf hot dogs in the Smithfield plant. Abbie Bennett abennett@newsobserver.com

The Bright Leaf hot dog turns 75

August 01, 2016 07:43 AM