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Re: Ketchup? 2014/08/27 09:51:28 (permalink)
I was eating French fries from a food cart in the Netherlands, with a healthy dose of mayo, when I noticed a sign offering Kinder Saus. I asked the operator what this was and he replied "it's ketchup, we call it kinder saus because it's for people who have the palates of children"
 
 
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Re: Ketchup? 2014/08/28 20:15:38 (permalink)
WOW!! My simple question must not have been as simple as I thought!!
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Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/08/29 15:09:21 (permalink)
but there are guys that will throw you off the floor just for even asking. I have not figured this out yet but even to say the word Ketchup or catsup will literally fly into a rage. NO KETCHUP! And it's a culinary thing, it hasa nothing to do with John Kerry and Heinz 57. The closest thing I can think is ketchup is so sweet and cloying that it covers the taste of the food.
 
So instad they use gravy. There are still parts of the Northeast and they like white gravy on their fries. And there are just a few places that serve potato fries with mayonaise. How that makes sense is a mystery to me. Mayo oxideses almost intantly with heat.
 
Most of our mentors default to "give the customer what they want and smile" and that is what we try to do with OzDogs but to do this we rely on the little packets.
 
Shameful I know. Except for the South Carolina Slaw Dogs and you can't do slaw without mayo.
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/08/31 13:40:35 (permalink)
I guess what people here are saying that anybody who likes ketchup is either stupid or unfit for their station?
 
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/08/31 20:08:43 (permalink)
I start to think that a lot of people love to hate ketchup but down inside don't really care. Or like to quarrel about really petty issues. I am smart and fit for my station. I always have a bottle of ketchup in the fridge and apply it to what I want when I want. And that is that. NO APOLOGIES. The same goes for the rest of what I eat and drink. Gee whiz, talk about personal decisions which are no one else' concern.
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/08/31 20:26:11 (permalink)
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I guess what people here are saying that anybody who likes ketchup is either stupid or unfit for their station?
 
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I don't believe anyone is saying that. I have catsup in my refrigerator. I use it on corned beef hash and in cocktail sauce for shrimp. I probably use it for some other things, although I can't think of any at this moment. 
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/16 15:08:18 (permalink)
Apparently ketchup was once edible http://www.npr.org/blogs/...menu-words-and-ketchup
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/16 18:06:08 (permalink)
I like ketchup on my navy beans.
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/17 08:07:20 (permalink)
When living in Amsterdam, there was a condiment called "Ketjap" which was kind of in the hoisin sauce family. I recall once, when I was first examining the Settlement Cook Book in the 1960's, being surprised that some recipes called for ketchup. That is, until I saw that they were referring to home-made ketchup, for which they also had a recipe.
 
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/17 08:36:54 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby oldeflame 2014/09/17 09:10:14
Meatloaf with ketchup, fried chicken livers with ketchup, home fried potatoes with ketchup, Corned beef hash with ketchup, Corned beef and cabbage with ketchup, Liver bacon and onion sandwiches on rye with ketchup. I'm coming out of the closet, I like ketchup. All the restaurants that like to say "We don't serve ketchup here" My family is happy to say "We'll never eat here". Service and customer service, is all about taking care of your guests needs and wants. By refusing something so simple to your customer isn't taking care of their needs. The only thing it does is take care of the restaurants wants. Thats not what this business is all about...........I build my business on customer service not arrogance.
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/17 08:44:21 (permalink)
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Meatloaf with ketchup, fried chicken livers with ketchup, home fried potatoes with ketchup, Corned beef hash with ketchup, Corned beef and cabbage with ketchup, Liver bacon and onion sandwiches on rye with ketchup. I'm coming out of the closet, I like ketchup. All the restaurants that like to say "We don't serve ketchup here" My family is happy to say "We'll never eat here". Service and customer service, is all about taking care of your guests needs and wants. By refusing something so simple to your customer isn't taking care of their needs. The only thing it does is take care of the restaurants wants. Thats not what this business is all about...........I build my business on customer service not arrogance.



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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/17 12:04:31 (permalink)
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This means Louis' Lunch is officially off the list of places where you will eat! 
post edited by lleechef - 2014/09/17 12:10:07
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/17 12:08:06 (permalink)
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This means Louis Lunch is officially off the list of places where you will eat! 


Hey, no one should serve food to a person who puts catsup on his corned beef and cabbage.
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/17 13:09:49 (permalink)
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This means Louis Lunch is officially off the list of places where you will eat! 


Hey, no one should serve food to a person who puts catsup on his corned beef and cabbage.
 
This means I would rather sit outside and eat it my way, than to, sit in their restaurant eating it their way.

Michael, this is for you! 



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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/17 13:24:09 (permalink)
Mustard, Bill. Mustard! Catsup goes on corned beef hash. Mustard goes on corned beef. Write that down.
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/17 13:27:49 (permalink)
Yes, but the whole allure of Louis' Lunch is the atmosphere inside!  It's just a burger on toast.  It's the ambiance that makes it special!
 
Corned beef and cabbage looks great except for that red stuff on the side. 
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/18 11:56:47 (permalink)
I'll use ketchup where and when I want, and if you don't like it, don't look! "Palate of a child"? Yeah, OK...and I won't stoop to anybody's level or waste my energy naming what and where I eat just to impress someone on the internet whom I'll never meet. I'm not that needy. My friends stay my friends no matter what I eat.
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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it 2014/09/18 13:18:46 (permalink)
Harriet, relax.. Michael comes from a different generation...one that worries night and day about the preservation process and food safety when canning tomatoes..He can't help his concern about tomato products. (  )
 
  Now as for me, I tend to be a 'Dipper'..Onion Rings for sure, French Fries now and then, Oysters --if I can add lemon or hot sauce to it, Seldom on a Burger but now and then if the bun is dry.
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Re: Ketchup? 2014/09/21 08:28:31 (permalink)
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WOW!! My simple question must not have been as simple as I thought!!


 
Sure it is.
 
The original question:
 
Ketchup?
Simple question... Ketchup pump, ketchup bottle or ketchup packets??
Talk amongst yourselves! 
 
Technically everyone is off-topic here because the question was not whether to offer ketchup, but how to dispense it in the most customer-friendly manner for those who want it
 
First lesson in business: The customer is always right.
or, as I always had to remind myself:
Sh*t flows the same direction as cash!
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So,
 
For a hot dog cart, a ketchup pump is the most user-friendly source for those who will eat proximate to the cart. 
 
That said, you should also have packets available on request for those customers who want to 'brow bag' their eats and consume them elsewhere or for those who are 'making a dog run' for an office.
 
(See how easy it is when one focuses on that which is asked)
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Re: Ketchup? 2014/09/21 10:57:37 (permalink)
i agree with Metroplex Jim-a pump and packets available upon request.
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Re: Ketchup? 2014/09/21 11:11:14 (permalink)
The Bucks County board of health in PA will ONLY allow individual packets of condiments on a cart.
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Re: Ketchup? 2014/09/21 15:45:11 (permalink)
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DCDogs
WOW!! My simple question must not have been as simple as I thought!!


 
Sure it is.
 
The original question:
 
Ketchup?
Simple question... Ketchup pump, ketchup bottle or ketchup packets??
Talk amongst yourselves! 
 
Technically everyone is off-topic here because the question was not whether to offer ketchup, but how to dispense it in the most customer-friendly manner for those who want it
 
First lesson in business: The customer is always right.
or, as I always had to remind myself:
Sh*t flows the same direction as cash!
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So,
 
For a hot dog cart, a ketchup pump is the most user-friendly source for those who will eat proximate to the cart. 
 
That said, you should also have packets available on request for those customers who want to 'brow bag' their eats and consume them elsewhere or for those who are 'making a dog run' for an office.
 
(See how easy it is when one focuses on that which is asked)


What you said, Jim. Thanks for getting the question back to the point
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Re: Ketchup? 2014/09/24 14:07:56 (permalink)
  in the good ol state of Delaware  we go thru mare ketchup than mustard.
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Re: Ketchup? 2014/09/25 08:04:21 (permalink)
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Red corn syrup has no place on a hot dog. Plenty Plochman's mustard and chopped sweet onion, side of Grippos. That is all.

You need to find better ketchup.  If there's no ketchup at a stall, I give my money to another stall.
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Re: Ketchup? 2014/09/27 14:25:00 (permalink)
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Red corn syrup has no place on a hot dog. Plenty Plochman's mustard and chopped sweet onion, side of Grippos. That is all.

You need to find better ketchup.  If there's no ketchup at a stall, I give my money to another stall.




Does anyone need more evidence that the CUSTOMER is always right?
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Re: Ketchup? 2014/09/29 14:05:27 (permalink)
Al, trust me, I wasn't sassin' Mr. Hoffman. I think it's pretty obvious who I was sassin' (and I don't even use the word "sassin'"...but I do use ketchup!)
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Re: Ketchup? 2014/10/07 19:19:10 (permalink)
I prefer the big plastic w/ pump, not to p&m about my cussies but if I put a bunch packets out there they'd be gone in some ones pocket and then there locker in the deepest darkest annuls of the plant ,never to be seen again ...by me anyway. the big plastic ket,from sams ,,,pretty hard to run off with that thing!  sides they get tired of pumping after a while.
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Re: Ketchup? 2014/10/09 15:33:31 (permalink)
My wife used to make a tomato chutney that was absolutely delicious, especially with fried potatoes. Perhaps if you don't like commercial ketchup, you could make your own?
 
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