Frankly speaking, there’s a new dog in play at Cheney Stadium

Peanut butter on a hot dog? Batter up!

Look for a new and local purveyor of franks, brats and other sausages at Cheney Stadium this year.

The Tacoma Rainiers announced Monday that The Red Hot has been crowned the newest addition to the club’s 2015 food and beverage lineup. The Tacoma-based sausage-sandwich enterprise will make its stadium debut when the Rainiers open their home season at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 17, according to a release.

The new culinary kiosk will reside along the home plate side of Cheney’s main concourse area and will be open during each of the team’s 72 scheduled home games, as well as at select concerts, festivals and other specialty events.

“Once we sat down, tasted hot dogs, and met Chris and Stu, this decision became a no-brainer,” said Rainiers President Aaron Artman.

Offerings on the Red Hot ballpark menu will differ slightly from the items available at the Sixth Avenue location. So if you’re of such a mind, how about a hot dog topped with peanut butter, bacon, and Cracker Jack? Another dog is capped with cream cheese, grilled onions, tomatoes and celery salt. These will be served along with a selection of other sausages, in addition to both vegetarian and vegan options.

“We’ve never really been interested in opening another TRH,” said Chris Miller, owner and general manager of The Red Hot. “But we love our city, and we love our community, so when the Rainiers approached us with this opportunity, we couldn’t pass up the chance to be part of this iconic stadium and incredible Tacoma destination.”

As the official specialty hot dog provider of Cheney Stadium, The Red Hot will also take over as culinary caretaker of the Rainiers most coveted concession item, “The Best Hot Dog in Baseball.” The classic version of the quarter-pounder comes with grilled onions, sweet relish and beer mustard, and can now be upgraded to include cream cheese, bacon, sauerkraut and dill.