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Some Saturday as you’re heading out of Kitchener on Victoria Street North, and before you get to the light at Woolwich Street in Breslau, pop in to Dettweiler’s, grab a sausage on a bun and munch some “Waterloo County” butchery history.
Unlike meat-processing giants Piller’s and Schneiders, Dettweiler’s Sausage remains a small family-run operation first appearing in 1935 when Isaiah Dettweiler started making sausages on the family farm south of Breslau.
The business, and a name change from Midway Meat Market to Dettweiler’s, was passed down from son to son, and by the middle of the 1950s the sausage had hit its stride.
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