CHICAGO — "Da Coach" is bringing home the bacon — or, rather, sausage.
Mike Ditka, famed Chicago Bears coach, has paired with Vienna beef to produce two sausages: hot beef Polish sausage and chicken sausage with mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes. The hot beef Polish sausage is made with beef, cayenne pepper and seasoning, and is hardwood hickory smoked.
In a news release, Ditka said Chicagoans needed a "monster sausage they can be proud of."
"These sausages embody Chicago," Ditka said.
The 8-inch, one-third-pound sausages come in a two-pack that will cost $4.99 to $5.99 at Jewel-Osco and Mariano's in the Chicago area. Sausages will also be available in venues like Soldier Field and Ditka's restaurants. The sausages will be available starting Friday.