Jason Candle, Head Coach for The University Of Toledo Rockets football team, was honored today with the opportunity to sign a bun that will hang on the wall of the world famous Tony Packo's. Coach Candle signed two buns during a lunch gathering of fans at Packo's At The Park in downtown Toledo.
Coach Tricia Cullop will be the next Rockets coach to get a signed bun on May 3.
Hear the Toledo Rockets men's basketball and football games on News Radio 1370 & 92.9-fm. Rockets women's basketball airs on Fox Sports 1230.
Do you know the history of the most famous buns in the midwest? According to TonyPackos.com:
n 1972, Burt Reynolds was starring in a production of “The Rainmaker” at a Toledo auditorium. At the suggestion of Tony’s daughter, Nancy, Reynolds stopped by the restaurant to enjoy a meal after one of his shows. When asked for his autograph, Reynolds picked up a hot dog bun and signed it! Thus began the tradition of “bun signing”. Since that time, celebrities from all walks of life have been asked to sign a Packo “bun”, which is now a foam replica of the real thing. Buns signed by presidents, actors, musicians, astronauts and more can be seen in all Packo restaurant locations.
Coach Jason Candle with Scott Radel, VP of Tony Packo's.
Coach Candle with Scott Sands, host of the afternoon show on News Radio WSPD.
An authentic, original Hungarian hot dog at Tony Packo's ... just because we're hungry enough to post it.