Thanks to all. There really is life after Roadfood. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine Hot Dog University becoming a business, that would partner with Vienna Beef and it all began with a hot dog cart.
Way to go!!
Come on Mark, not just yellow mustard, Stadium Mustard! Got my bottle from you on the top shelf! See – some of us are paying attention! [:D]
I had a smile from ear to ear reading that article, Mark.
You are a real professional.
Congrats on the good PR.
Mark, I’m just glad you’re here and continuing to post interesting stuff.
I think it was an awesome article. I can’t believe they printed this line though. "The hot dog is beating the sh!t out of the sausage, he says." but I did think it was pretty funny.
Oh, and can I get a squeeze too? hahahaha just kidding
Matt, Chicago baby boomers, as myself, never use ketchup on a hot dog. Yellow mustard is the norm. It’s an unwritten rule. Thanks for all your positive support. I’m not leaving Roadfood. I’ll continue to lurk in the Restaurant Forum and consult with members via e-mail.
Great article, I enjoyed reading it very much.
I too sent the author a positive message.
I have always enjoyed your views and comments and look forward to many more.
Sorry to see you go, being probably the newest person on this list…3 or 4 days and counting.
I did want to share, in that short amount of time, you did make a difference to me.
Maybe people talk way to much, some of us just "do".
I’ll personally be purchasing my cart in the next 2 weeks. I’m just waiting for schematic approvals from the health folks.
About "HDU". I’ve seen some pro and some con postings about the concept. Coming from an organization that spends millions of hours in what appears to be "useless" training. I can say that I’ve used most every bit of training I’ve ever attended in one form or another. Hopefully I’ll have my ducks in a row soon, and be able to attend "HDU". I’ll know for certain by the third week in June.
While it may be easy to simply toss in the towel, remember.. Sometimes ya just gotta choose the hard "right" over the easy "wrong".
Best wishes in whatever you decide.
Hopefully, I’ll be seeing you after the 3rd week in June.
CSD – Great article! Keep on enjoying life!
That’s a nice article there! Congrats! (I even sent the editor a complimentary note)…
But now back to the Ketchup on the hot dog part.. Are you sure it was an accident? I don’t know… May be coming out of the closet there..
Maybe this is a good time to ask . . . what’s the big deal with ketchup on a hot dog?
I remember that line from one of Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry movie "Sudden Impact" where he says "Nobody, but NOBODY, puts ketchup on a hot dog". I got the joke (you’ll have to see the movie to understand the set up), but always wondered what the big deal was, as that’s not the only place I’ve heard similar comments about ketchup on a dog.
Being from the South, where we put ketchup on a lot of things (including scrambled eggs), I don’t find the idea of ketchup on a dog at all unusual. I was raised on cheap, red Zeigler hotdogs topped with mayo and ketchup. Loved them as a kid and still eat them that way occasionally.
Outstanding article CSD!
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