Don't you think that comment is uncalled fore? I mean really! That was just rude. Would like him commenting about your family?
I did not mean to insult the wife but she is insulting every customer they have (or don't have) who would like to have chili on their dog. I know that I would not make a second trip to their cart if I was informed that I could not have chili if I wanted it and always had chili on my dog. And I probably wouldn't place an order in the first place as far as that goes (I'm unreasonable and bitchy like that I guess). After all she is saying that she knows what they should eat better than they do. I think it is presumptuous for someone who is selling
food to a person to tell that person how to eat it. I remember hearing about a restaurant in Stuart FL (we used to live there) that had a cook (chef) actually remove a plate of food from in front of a customer because they put catchup on their steak. Needless to say we never ate at that restaurant, nor did many others. The cook (chef) was eventually fired and the restaurant closed... too much bad publicity (it became a joke around town).
We let our CUSTOMERS choose what is on their dog, sausages and BBQ sandwiches. If asked we will make a suggestion (like with our new smoked chicken sausages) but we don't say... No you can't have that because we think it "cheapens" the dog, etc. Personally, I think that putting chili, sauerkraut, sweet relish, dill pickle chips, onions, and cheese is a bit much for a BBQ sandwich (and we don't charge extra for all those toppings) but we have folks who love their BBQ that way.It's their stomachs and their taste buds. We even have a guy who will only eat his dogs "naked"... buys two of them (sometimes more) every day. He says if the dog is good, you don't need extra stuff. But that is him and he is right. We have others who consistently want every condiment/topping we have on the hot dog, every time they order. Good for them. They are right to do so.
Your chili sauce should compliment the dog not overwhelm it. Chili is a condiment. Condiments are meant to compliment the food is is served on/with not overpower it. Perhaps your wife has only had overpowering chili. You have to match your dog with your chili. Now we do not offer Green or Red Chili that is plopped on everything here... but I am allergic to many kinds of peppers (I don't feel like tossing my cookies all day long) and we don't have an room left on our cold table for more condiments.