I’m not sure the people in New England are trainable, I grew up there, nothing worked……….
I actually kind of agree with this. We like a totally different style of dog up these parts.
For example, after reading a lot of info on this site, and after watching a video with CSD in which he proclaimed loudly (and repeatedly) “Dress the dogs, NOT the buns!!!”, I opened up my stand proudly throwing all my condiments on top of the dogs like CSD. That lasted all of about 2 days. After about the 20th customer complained about the toppings falling off on their shirts, I started putting the condiments under the dogs like a true New Englander wants them!
Now I have about 3 customers a day look at the dog all confused and say “didn’t I order anything on this?”, and about 30 customers a day say “oh thank God you don’t put the stuff on top like everyone else does.” The rest of the customers don’t say anything at all about the condiments, so I guess they don’t have any opinion on the matter [8D]. I do still put the “premium” toppings (chili, cheese sauce, and sauerkraut) on top, just for appearance sake and so the bun doesn’t get too soggy, but even with those I have a number of customers specifically ask that it be on the bottom.
It was the same way when I ran the deli and customers ordered sub sandwiches – everyone wanted the veggies on the bottom and the meat on top so that the veggies didn’t fall out while you eat them. If you go to a major chain like Subway, they put the veggies on top. Guess we’re just different around these parts.