Chubby Wiener Update

About this time last year, we posted about a new hot dog place on Western. Well, I have photographic evidence of the establishment, and some concerns about it:I know, with a name like that what could possibly go wrong? But look closely, and you’ll discover a classic case of anthropomorphic cannibalism in marketing. Perhaps I am extra disturbed that it’s not even the animal that’s eating itself, but the finished meat product. Like if I buy two hot dogs, I shouldn’t put them in the same bag because one may zombify and devour the other.Let’s be frank; that is the heart of this story. This mascot is zombie meat.

4 Comments so far

  1. Brandi. (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

    I don’t know why this style of marketing works for me, but I love the idea of a hot dog eating a hot dog. It’s as if he *knows* just how delicious his brethren are.

  2. spudart (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:31 am

    You know what? When you order a weiner dog here, they give you one of the finest presentations–meaning, that most hot dog places just throw the dog and toppings into a cardboard container. But the chef at Weiner Dogs takes great pride in the presentation of his hot dogs. The hot dog and its toppings are carefully asssembled.

    If you want the finest in hot dog artisty, go to Weiner Dogs.

  3. spudart (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:33 am

    Oh, I forgot to mention. I complimented the chef on his presentation when I last ate there. And he told me, “I make my hot dogs based on how I would like to eat them.” There you go. The guy takes pride in his work. Weiner Dogs rule. Not your regular hot dog stand.

  4. Justin (unregistered) on April 21st, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

    U Lucky Dawg (formerly Flukie’s) on N Western Ave also has fine examples of anthropomorphic cannibalism in the artwork on the walls, as well as a life-size hotdog sculpture spraying ketchup and mustard all over itself.

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