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2008/02/19 19:07:52 (permalink)

"Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog

MIAMI, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The "King of Hot Dogs" and top dog in
the vending cart business, Louie Di Raimondo, has retained TransMedia Group
to publicize his company, All American Hot Dog, which will soon release the
biggest hot dog in the world, weighing in at 1/2 pound of meat.

"I selected TransMedia Group because of the firm's extensive experience
in the retail and food industry," said Louie Di Raimondo, the founder of
All American Hot Dog. "I am confident TransMedia Group will spotlight All
American Hot Dogs as the number one leading manufacturer of hot dog carts
and supplier of peoples' favorite hot dog brands at the lowest prices." The
self proclaimed "Hot Dog King" was a street vendor in South Florida for
nine years before realizing how much money there was to be made in the
carts. That's when Di Raimondo founded a vending cart empire, All American
Hot Dog, and has since then turned his business into a multi million dollar
market with customers from New York to Tokyo.

"We are so pleased to be representing the Hot Dog King," said Elyse
Bender, Vice President of TransMedia Group. "Louie Di Raimondo built his
multi million dollar business from a tiny idea, proving that the American
dream really can come true."

About All American Hot Dog

Louis Di Raimondo started All American Hot Dogs
allamericanhotdog.com in 1972 after working for several years as a hot
dog vendor in South Florida. All American Hot Dogs sells a variety of
vending carts for products such as coffee, flowers, pretzels and lemonade.

About TransMedia Group

TransMedia Group (transmediagroup.com), based in Boca Raton, is one
of Florida's largest independent PR firms serving clients worldwide since
1981. The firm also has offices in New York and London.
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    leethebard
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/19 19:11:55 (permalink)
    Wow!!!!!
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/19 19:32:07 (permalink)
    Um...a half pound hot dog...how is that different from ring bologna on a roll?
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/19 19:37:00 (permalink)
    DIDNT VIENNA JUST COME UP WITH A HALF POUND DOG CALLED BIG WALLY OR SOMETHING LIKE IT? I KNOW CSD SAID HE WAS GONNA SELL IT IF I STAND CORRECT. TO ME ITS TOO MUCH BEEF TO BREAD RATIO, I LIKE # 8 OR # 10 IN A STANDARD SIZE BUN.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/19 19:46:33 (permalink)
    Hasn't Speed, up in Boston, been serving 1/2 lb. dogs for years?
    In any case, as concerns dogs, I think there's a law of diminishing returns. More than 1/4 lb and it loses some flavor and punch.

    The Bear
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/19 19:55:10 (permalink)
    Isn't there already a 1/2 lb and 3/4 lb dog? I don't know what brand it is, but isn't that what they sell in Vegas (or is it Reno) for an unbelieveably low price?
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/19 20:10:21 (permalink)
    That's an interesting post Jennifer. I have no idea why a gambling based community would fill up someone with so much salt and fat...just generous, I guess. It's like they have nothing to gain from that. Do they?
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/19 20:42:28 (permalink)

    Bill Geist from Sunday Morning CBS news displays "Big Wally," one half pound of all pure beef pleasure from Vienna Beef. Bill sold 20 Big Wally's plus 280 hot dogs and Polish during the four hours of his "Behind-the-Cart" training at the November Hot Dog University class. Big Wally is an all beef, natural casing hot dog with tied ends that's 6" long, served on a steamed S.Rosen poppy seed bun. One Big Wally is equal to four 8/1's.
    This video features Big Wally: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v2496328JY6cyBbb?searchid=3599751998498&rank=0

    CSD PhD Professor of Hot Dogs
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    DPuro329
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/19 22:20:22 (permalink)
    Jennifer,
    You're right. The Slots-a-Fun Casino on the strip in Vegas has a 1/2 pound hot dog that I believe is 99 cents, although I think I read somewhere that they recently raised the price to a buck fifty. It's a really small casino and they use the hot dog to entice gamblers because they aren't big enough for a real restaurant. I think it goes back to long before all the celebrity chef restaurants in Las Vegas today.

    Dave
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/21 06:57:09 (permalink)
    I heard Big Shots, a sports bar in the Fords NJ area, serves a giant hot dog like this according to a co worker.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/21 07:02:25 (permalink)
    ??? The "King of hot dogs" ??? Big Deal.

    7-11 has had the "3/4 pound Big Bite" for years and years and it's a damn good road dog.

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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/21 07:55:04 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by jimsock9

    ??? The "King of hot dogs" ??? Big Deal.

    7-11 has had the "3/4 pound Big Bite" for years and years and it's a damn good road dog.




    I don't like the buns on 7-11 ( or gas station ) dogs. I'm not a baker - but I think those buns are special manufactured to stay soft for hours, they have a yellow hue to them..and the dog tastes of salt, I rarely even get one , even in the midst of a hot dog crave.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/21 08:01:08 (permalink)
    So good to see manufacturers who buck the trend. I remember a few years ago going into the grocery and seeing packs of 10 dogs weighing in at 12 ounces.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/21 08:19:12 (permalink)
    I'm ready to try the Big Wally.

    I still wish I knew why the number of franks in a package and the number of buns in a package don't match up.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/21 16:16:13 (permalink)
    Folks, I really have to raise the possibility that we are being had. Or that flack TransMedia puts out absolutely silly press releases. I've come across the web site of All American Hot Dog before. They seem to specialize in sales of hot dog carts. After reading about all the reports of 8 ounce frankfurters already being served in restaurants, I re-read the press release at the top of the page. What is being promoted? All American? Or the PR firm. Note the press release was distributed by PR Newswire, not TransMedia. PR Newswire will print and distribute anything you pay them to. I used a search engine to find the original release. The original poster, bigcab, edited out some of the release. Edited out was the headline, quote,:
    "Hot Dog King Knights TransMedia Group to Publicize Royal Dogs Longer than His Royal Scepter" unquote.
    Double Entrende. You can find the complete, unedited release here on PR Newswire's website here:
    http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/micro_stories.pl?ACCT=133897&TICK=RSTR&STORY=/www/story/02-19-2008/0004757893&EDATE=Feb+19,+2008

    Note that at the bottom TransMedia is being emphasized as the vendor, not All American Hot Dog. They had to say something about All American. Like, the owner of All American had breakfast this morning. Big deal.

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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/21 16:22:17 (permalink)
    Having been a publicist for 10 years, I can say that many in that field are young just out of college types with no sense of history nor an ability to fact check. Its just wanton hype.

    I'll add that I'm now in the wine business, its far more enjoyable.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/21 16:43:33 (permalink)
    That seems pretty gross. What is the size of the dog that they sell in Costco (snack bar)-that is as big as I can handle-and that is to much at times.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/21 17:01:42 (permalink)
    your right mellowroast 10 dogs 8 buns need 4 packs of dogs 5 packs of buns just to get even
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/21 21:03:39 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by David_NYC

    The original poster, bigcab, edited out some of the release. Edited out was the headline, quote,:
    "Hot Dog King Knights TransMedia Group to Publicize Royal Dogs Longer than His Royal Scepter" unquote.
    Double Entrende. You can find the complete, unedited release here on PR Newswire's website here:
    http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/micro_stories.pl?ACCT=133897&TICK=RSTR&STORY=/www/story/02-19-2008/0004757893&EDATE=Feb+19,+2008



    ALSO please note that I did not intentionally edit the post - just clipped and pasted an article I thought of interest to RF forum readers...In the future I will also paste the source. Thanks, Gary
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/22 16:26:54 (permalink)
    This is the e-mail I received in response to my message about the Big Wally:

    . . . BUT IS IT KOSHER?





    Thomas J. Madden

    Chairman & CEO

    Madden Company Inc., dba TransMedia Group

    240 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Ste. 300

    Boca Raton, FL 33432

    561.750.9800 x211 t 561.750.4660 f

    transmediagroup.com


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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/22 17:23:29 (permalink)
    Michael,

    Vienna Beef products are not kosher. Their skinless hot dogs and Polish are all beef. Their larger natural casing hot dogs and Polish are all beef in a pork casing, as is the case of "Big Wally."

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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/22 18:32:49 (permalink)
    Oh, I didn't think they were. The guy was just being a smarta$$.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/23 05:31:50 (permalink)
    Ah, the "big is better" flash and dance. I can understand the Las Vegas thing, I mean, it's a lure of sorts, right? And hot dogs compared to body parts is nothing new. I agree, somebody out of college wrote that.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/23 07:38:57 (permalink)
    My wife calls me Big Wally sometimes...Russ
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/02/23 09:04:08 (permalink)
    How about the dog they sell in Vegas? I think it is even bigger than a 1/2 lb.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/03/01 00:34:19 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by uncledaveyo

    Having been a publicist for 10 years, I can say that many in that field are young just out of college types with no sense of history nor an ability to fact check. Its just wanton hype.

    I'll add that I'm now in the wine business, its far more enjoyable.


    i am in the wine & liquor field as well. What is your involvement? I am a sales rep in NJ.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/08/15 05:00:33 (permalink)
    correction: the 7-11 dog is 1/4 pound not 3/4 and swill!
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/08/15 05:07:20 (permalink)
    I've seen dogs bigger than 1/4 lb. at 7-11, too. Sorry, Johnny.
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/08/15 07:16:49 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Russ Jackson

    My wife calls me Big Wally sometimes...Russ


    Because of the bun, right?
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    RE: "Hot Dog King" to introduce 1/2lb Hotdog 2008/08/15 07:43:46 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by DPuro329
    Jennifer,
    You're right. The Slots-a-Fun Casino on the strip in Vegas has a 1/2 pound hot dog that I believe is 99 cents, although I think I read somewhere that they recently raised the price to a buck fifty. It's a really small casino and they use the hot dog to entice gamblers because they aren't big enough for a real restaurant. I think it goes back to long before all the celebrity chef restaurants in Las Vegas today.

    Dave
    Slots A Fun was great back in February. The hot dog was still .99 cents. Several coupons were available on-line for a free dog, soda, drink, slot pull at Slots A Fun. Not a great dog by any stretch, but a half pound, with okay chili sauce and kraut if you wanted (maybe .50 for the kraut). A must-do in Las Vegas

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slots-A-Fun_Casino
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