The name has been shared on a variety of products in the last 30 years.
Now, get ready for the Ripken Gourmet Burger.
In a partnership with Roseda Beef and Giant Food, Ripken Baseball announced Tuesday the Ripken Gourmet Burger, which will be available in 30 Giant Food stores in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia beginning this summer -- including in Bethesda.
The 6-oz. Black Angus burgers using locally raised beef will come in boxes of four and benefit the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
The burger debuted at the 2011 Cal Ripken World Series in .
"We have been serving the Roseda gourmet burgers at our complex in Aberdeen for over a year and they have been a great hit with the families attending camps and tournaments there," Hall of Famer and Ripken Baseball founder Cal Ripken Jr. said in a statement. "Partnering with a wonderful local company like Roseda Beef on such a high quality product was important to me and the fact that an industry leader like Giant will be the exclusive carrier of the burgers is exciting and will get it to families in the region quickly."
Ed Burchell, owner of Baltimore-based Roseda Beef, called the partnership "very exciting for our business."
"We are proud to be local and having brands like Ripken Baseball and Giant behind us is a game changer," Burchell said in a statement. "In addition, we are a family business and proud that we will be supporting under-served kids through the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation."
Giant Food president Anthony Hucker deemed the burger "a terrific product."
"Giant has always been committed to supporting local brands; and partnering with Roseda Beef and Cal Ripken, a trusted baseball legend, is a great fit," he said in a statement. "Like Roseda Beef and Ripken, we’ve made our home in the Baltimore-Washington region and have similar traditions of supporting our communities."
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