"Smith’s hot dogs are the best I have ever had - and don’t even get me started on the Cheddarbest! I bring a cooler full of Smith’s back to Ohio from Erie every time I am in for a visit!"
"We’ve been exclusively serving Smith’s Hot Dogs for 7 years. Our golfers really appreciate a high quality, great tasting hot dog at the turn. When they see we’re not just serving ’any old hot dog’ we’re serving Smith’s, they realize quality is what we are all about. It makes a statement . . . and they always leave smiling."
"I cook a Smith's hot dog and I'm young again and back with my parents on the beach on Lake Erie. Now I can still have a Smith's but it's with my children on the beach in Santa Monica, CA. Yea for cross country delivery!"
"It is great to be able to order Smith's hotdogs online! I ordered a case of natural casing hotdogs for my parents last years for Christmas. I paid through paypal and they arrived just like the web site said. My dad was so happy to get a box of hotdogs from Smiths! He missed the Smith's hotdogs he grew up with in Erie. They now live in Virginia Beach. I ordered another box for them this Christmas and it should arrive this Friday! Thanks! "
"Just wanted to let you know that the food arrived as you promised and it was fantastic! Everyone at the Steelers tailgate party raved about the Italian Sausage and Natural Casing Hot Dogs! Thanks again we look forward to our next outing with Smith's Products."
"When my parents fly out to California to see me, they always bring a 10 pound bag of Smith’s Natural Casing Wiener’s with them. We always say: ’Maine has lobsters; San Francisco has sourdough; Erie has Smith’s hot dogs’."
"When I visited my wife’s family for the first time her father told me two things; take care of his daughter, and this is how you cook a Smith’s hot-dog."

Brian Reed - Ohio

Travis Lindsay
Operations Manager, Birdsfoot Golf Club - Freeport, PA

Pat F. - Santa Monica, CA

Deanna M.

Kenny - Pittsburgh, PA

Katie Kloecker Apice - California

Matt Apice - California

 

Smith History & Profile

Anton Weber
Anton “Tony” Weber

Smith Provision Co., Inc. is a manufacturer of premium quality wieners, sausages, deli meats, bacon and award winning hams located in Erie, Pennsylvania where it is owned and operated by the Weber family. 

Anton "Tony" Weber was born in the Bavarian town of Aitrang, Germany in 1900. As a young boy he was an apprentice with a local butcher who taught him the valued tradition of making fine sausages and smoked meats.  In the early 1930’s Tony moved from Germany to New York City where his skills as an experienced sausage maker secured him a job at a local butcher shop.  In 1937 Tony, with the support of his wife Louise, co-founded the company of Schaller & Weber – which quickly became a local favorite.  Over the next several years, Tony and his partner grew the business, which still exists today in Brooklyn, NY.  Tony longed for a way to convince his son Magnus (a Swiss trained chef) and Magnus’ wife Getraud to join him in the United States, and when he saw an advertisement for a small butcher shop for sale in Erie, Pennsylvania, he knew just how to do it.  In 1949 Tony and Magnus purchased that small butcher shop which was named “Smith’s” and the rest, as they say, is history! 

The Smith Provision Company itself was founded in 1927 by Harry Smith, who at that time operated Smith’s as a small retail butcher shop.  When the Weber family purchased the business, they changed the focus from retail to manufacturing, and with their authentic old world style recipes, quickly built a reputation around town as a purveyor of high quality, premium meat products.   
 

Anton Weber
Tony Weber standing outside his first butcher shop “Schaller & Weber”, circa 1937

 The business has grown over the last 80 plus years from a small, two person retail outlet, to a full service meat processing manufacturing facility which employs over 40 full time individuals.  Tony’s grandsons Mike and John now run the business, along with Mike’s daughters, Emily Weber and Sara Kallner, and Mike’s son-in-law Ray Kallner.  Smith’s products can be found in retail outlets as far south as the Pittsburgh, PA region and as far north as the Buffalo, NY region.  Because requests for Smith’s legendary product reaches all over the country, the Company also offers a direct shipping service for those loyal Smith’s fans who do not live near a Smith’s retailer. 

Smith’s, a fourth generation family owned business, continues its quest for high quality, premium product.  Customer satisfaction is something that the Weber Family prides itself on and guarantees.   We invite you to try our premium quality wieners, sausages, deli meats, bacon and ham. 

-The Weber Family
Committed to Quality