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Rochester Plates mania reaches fever pitch

The Rochester Red Wings are changing their name for one day only - August 10 - to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Rochester's signature dish: the Garbage Plate. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - On Thursday evening, the Rochester Re -- err, the Rochester Plates made their debut at Frontier Field.

The Rochester Red Wings are changing their name for one day only - August 10 - to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Rochester's signature dish: The Garbage Plate.

Nick Tahou's had a booth set up at the stadium for the game against the Norfolk Tide to celebrate 100 years of garbage plates in Rochester.

The team wore specialty jerseys and hats, and there were all kinds of garbage plates for fans to enjoy.

"When they came to me with the promotion, I figured it would be big - and I think it's bigger than they ever thought it would be too," said Alex Tahou, owner of Nick Tahou's.

Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason said the response to the rebranding has reached far beyond Rochester.

"I think the coolest part is when we're packing up the boxes to send out to the post office is to see the addresses where people are ordering from," Mason said. "And it's California, it's Texas, it's Alaska, it's Washington, it's Florida, people from all over the country."

The "Plates" revealed Thursday night that the fun would be continuing in the 2018 season. The team said the name change would be put back in place for every Thursday home game next year.

More information about merchandise can be found here.

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