It was only a matter of time before some entrepreneur took advantage of New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal and unfortunate last name.
Randall Richards of Orlando partnered with Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats in Illinois to create a new hot dog brand called ‘Carlos Danger Weiners’.
The company, incorporated as Carlos Danger, LLC, launched their website Friday. ‘Carlos Danger‘ was the alias Weiner used to hold sexual chats with women online.
The hotdogs are 10 per cent all beef, about twice the size of regular hotdogs, but unfortunately for many New Yorkers they aren’t Kosher.
According to the website, these wieners ‘rise to any occasion’ and are a tasty treat ‘you won’t want to pull out of your mouth.’
For now the quarter-pound hot dogs are being sold online in packages of 4, 20, and 40, ranging in price from $4 to $79.95 for the super tailgater pack.
Richards has already been in talks to sell the hot dogs at Publix and Walmart.
The hot dogs are a versatile protein, which can be eaten ‘stuffed into a hot bun, or just by itself.’
‘Jerk it with a Jerk spice, plump it, pull it or just figure it out on your own,’ the company advises.
Between now and September 3, the hot dog start-up is holding a picture contest.
Contestants are encouraged to post a picture of themselves on Facebook or Instagram with their best Carlos Danger disguise eating a Carlos Danger Weiner. The most likes gets a $1,000. Nudity is not allowed.
The company also has their own ‘Weiner girls’ who help host nightclub and tailgate parties as well as social media contests.
All joking aside, Richards says the sausages are ‘seriously good’. Thurshwood Farms has won numerous awards from the Illinois Meat Processors Association for their wieners, bratwursts and sausages.
‘Share the Carlos Danger Weiners with all your friends. Or, you can take a picture of yourself with your Carlos Danger Weiner and send it out to your friends, or even people you don’t know at all!’ Richards wrote.
Richards isn’t the only person pushing hot dog business in light of the Weiner scandal. A marketing company in New York was handing out free hotdogs from an Anthony Weiner-themed food truck last week.
A former-New Yorker who owns a pizza shop in Lakewood, Colorado, put up a sign in a strip mall advertising an ‘Anthony’s Weiners’ hot dog shop opening soon.