The legal battle over which Chicago company has the right to say it makes the best hot dogs in the country has ended quietly.
The lawsuits ended with a settlement between Kraft and Sara Lee. The two suburban Chicago-based food makers are parent companies to Oscar Mayer and Ballpark, which are major hot dog brands. Each company sued the other over claims of false advertising.
Sidley Lindner, a spokeswoman for Kraft, said the terms of the settlement are confidential, but the parties agreed not to exchange any money and neither party will have to change marketing strategy.
In a written statement from Sara Lee, the company said it's pleased with the settlement and it's looking forward to marketing its Ball Park hot dogs.