Champion Weiner in the News

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MiamiDon
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Champion Weiner in the News - Sat, 11/7/09 8:23 AM
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Champion Weiner of Evanston, Illinois, home of country-fried bacon and deep-fried chili, has a new creation: the 911 Cheeseburger.
 
The owner is interviewed, and some of the house specialties are shown in this news clip: http://www.cltv.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=1b8c3fa6-6102-4969-8f27-a7b2556a5d21&src=front

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sat, 11/7/09 9:09 AM
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I could do it!

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sun, 11/8/09 1:18 AM
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The name of the place is The Wiener & Still Champion. Gus actually posts here.




<message edited by stricken_detective on Sun, 11/8/09 1:23 AM>

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sun, 11/8/09 1:41 AM
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That amazing colossal burger looks great, but I'd have to have multiple stomachs like a cow in order to handle it.

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sun, 11/8/09 2:27 AM
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Bob, you're not thinking outside the box. From the looks of it. you'd have to grab the skewers, flip it & eat it like corn on the cob.

Me, I am ready for deep fried bacon & a dippin dog & some of their AMAZING fries.

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sun, 11/8/09 6:22 AM
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stricken_detective


The name of the place is The Wiener & Still Champion. Gus actually posts here.







I used Champion Weiner because that is what he labeled his Facebook page.

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sun, 11/8/09 2:20 PM
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Now it all makes sense. I had to scour through 3 albums to find that pic, then remember tinyurl's website address. Which turned out to be tinypic.com   and the pic is still huge.    

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sun, 11/15/09 2:32 AM
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Hey...thats me.

We do have a website that has more pics and the tv news story on the 3lb burger.

http://www.wienerandstillchampion.com

Any questions...ask away

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sun, 11/22/09 3:03 PM
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here is a cool little radio mention.

http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/nickd/wgnam-nickd-uncut-podcast-091107d,0,3497749.mp3file

The traffic guy for the show stopped by yest and just loved what he ate.  Said he will talk about it tonight around 11pm on WGN radio 720am if anyone in Chicago wants to tune in

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Wed, 12/16/09 8:35 PM
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Time Out Chicago Magazine named our French Fries as oe of the 100 Best Eats of 2009.  Here is a link to a WGN Radio segment where the food editor of TOC is talking about our Fries and other Items

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Thu, 12/17/09 8:02 PM
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Turns out it's quite a week for this little hot dog stand.  We were named one of  Four mind-blowing meals to close out 2009 by Time Out Chicago Magazine.

Schwa, Spoon Thai and Nightwood were the other 3.  I think we're in very good company.  Not to familure with Nightwood but I'm a very big fan of Chef Carlson over at Schwa.

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Fri, 01/29/10 12:27 PM
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This is mind blowing.  Someone ate our 3lb Triple Undisputed cheeseburger in a minute forty (1:40)

Video Here

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Fri, 01/29/10 12:53 PM
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That could be one of the most disturbing (food-related) videos I have ever seen.

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Fri, 01/29/10 1:25 PM
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Holy crap, I'll bet that hurts no matter what end it comes out.

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Fri, 01/29/10 2:54 PM
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Good Grief..................I cannot believe I watched the whole thing.

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Fri, 01/29/10 7:48 PM
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That video was really scary. I confess I just don't understand professional competition food consumption. I like to enjoy the food I eat & wolfing down anything ~~ especially a 3 lb. burger ~~ in less than 2 minutes seems like such a waste.  Of the food & even the 2 minutes. And, Man! He HAD to have been sick later. Seems like good burgers ~~ like Gus' ~~ or ANY dishes ~~ deserve better than that!

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Tue, 07/6/10 3:26 AM
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Here is a video of our International Video Debut.  We were filmed along with Hot Doug's for Voice of America.  Its in Mandarin so if anyone can translate. 

Here is also a video of prolly my favorite video review.  It was for a small local television station but was done in a way I never seen before.  Plus, it's kinda funny.  WaSC on Off the Eatin Path

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sat, 08/28/10 9:22 PM
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Got a mention on foxnews.com on a story they were doing about Extreme Doughnuts.

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sun, 08/29/10 3:46 AM
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How many plugs does a guy get in one thread before the Self- Promotion Police step in?

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sun, 08/29/10 9:26 AM
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Hey Gus, great job and hope business is doing well..........Bill

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Sun, 08/29/10 7:50 PM
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Foodbme


How many plugs does a guy get in one thread before the Self- Promotion Police step in?

 
Gus is a good guy in the one time that  I met him. 
 
He didn't start this thread, and he has fully disclosed that he owns WSAC.  What's the problem?
 

 

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Tue, 08/31/10 4:30 PM
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Best super hero hot dog ever!!! so good.

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Fri, 09/10/10 1:12 AM
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Foodbme


How many plugs does a guy get in one thread before the Self- Promotion Police step in?


I read this when it first was posted and it baffled me.  Not because, as saps pointed out, I didn't start this thread.  Not because I was called out for posting a news item about my restaurant (by fox news no less, they have the word news in their title) in the roadfood news section.  But because people that are on this forum normally would support the independent restaurant, would root for the little guy when a Five Guys would move in next to them, would make an extra effort to seek out places that aren't known to the rest of the population because they are off the beaten path. I work hard to come up with some of the things that we serve, Im here 7 days a week, its not easy and when that hard work pays off in a news article or a television segment and i want to share that, I get shot down???  really.
 
I have been on this board since 2003 (restaurant started in 2005 so I didn't join to promote my restaurant).   I'd think members would be happy that "one of their own" is getting some mentions in the mainstream media.  Especially since there are no less then 7 threads in this section about restaurant that have closed.  I bet a little self promotion on their part wouldn't of hurt.
 
Now Foodbme, Im curious about something.  If I own a BBQ restaurant instead of a hot dog stand and lets say I go to the BBQ forum and lets say I start 9 individual thread about specials that i'm running, new items im working on or just random food pics that my restaurant serves.  Keep in mind that you got bent out of shape over this 1 thread (which I didn't start) and only posted 7 times on.  Would you consider the 9 threads (just on the first page mind you) to be self promoting?  And would you complain about that?
 
So again...you complain about my 1 thread which I didn't start but say nothing about the 9 bbq threads.  What gives???? 
 
sorry for the mini rant

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Fri, 09/10/10 9:58 AM
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Gus, you've done a fine job of building a successful business that has been recognized, not only by your growing customer base, but also by the press.
Keep up the great work.
 
Mark

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Fri, 09/10/10 10:58 AM
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I enjoy reading most of the posts here by people who operate Roadfood establishments. It gives me an insight into how much hard work goes into creating those tasty delights for not a whole lot of money. What sets these posts off from the posts that get deleted right away by the Self-Promotion Police is that they contain quality editorial content. They are interesting to read and attempt to inform. For an example, see this post by CSD:
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/fb.ashx?m=559046
I note there is a new section in the Miscellaneous Forum called Roadfood Restaurants in the Media to discuss press coverage of Roadfood establihments.
 
About the BBQ thread, how obvious is the name of the establishment in those posts?

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Fri, 09/10/10 10:10 PM
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The Chicago Tribune Dining Guide named WASC country fried bacon as one of it's "Must-Try Dishes." Congratulations Gus! I hereby knight you as the "Fry Master" and nominate you to be the next president of the DFAB, Deep Fried Advisory Board."

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Re:Champion Weiner in the News - Mon, 02/7/11 4:04 PM
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We were featured on a show called Chicago's Best.  They featured the Nick D Burger , which is our stuffed, battered and fried burger.  They also featured our take on the Texas Bean Burger along with our Fried Bacon. Fried Gyro and Fried Chili.  Yes, it was a show about fried foods.
 
Episode can be viewed here:  WaSC on Chicago's Best TV