Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls

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2010/07/14 14:41:27
I want to sell foot long dogs but it's virtually impossible to find foot long rolls around here, any suggestions?
the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/14 18:33:04
I always think I am getting a bargain when the dog sticks out at both ends. 

I'll bet if you get 8" rolls no one will complain---just tell them you ran out of 8" dogs. 

Or cut 'em in half so you have 2-6" dogs and put them side by side on a Hero/Sub/Hoagie roll and charge a little more.  I would buy that in a second if I happened to be around your neck of the woods, and had the buck and 1/2 you would have to charge.  Is their a senior discount ?
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/14 19:58:39
Standard hot dog at Frankies in Waterbury.

 
 
Treetop Tom
Cheeseburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/14 21:45:16
Schwebel's makes a nice foot-long roll that I've bought at Wegman's.  They are an Eastern Ohio/Western PA bakery, so I wonder if they are available at Giant Eagle in Frederick since GE is a chain from that same area.  Also, the folks at Kennie's Markets bakery are generally very willing to please, in my experience.  I know the one in Taneytown makes up custom orders of fastnacts (or "Kinklings" as they are called in Frederick County, don't know why) every year at Shrove Tuesday.  They might be worth checking out.
post edited by Treetop Tom - 2010/07/14 22:19:40
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/14 22:18:06
chewingthefat

I want to sell foot long dogs but it's virtually impossible to find foot long rolls around here, any suggestions?

I don't know whether you have any Kroger supermarkets in your area, but they often have foot-long buns available.
kaszeta
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/14 22:46:18
This isn't uncommon.  Here's an unfortunate specimen from the Fabulous Fifties Diner in Newport, NH:



I can't find my picture of it, but I also went to a place in CT where the footlong was served in a bun and a half.
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/14 22:50:53
Treetop Tom
Schwebel's makes a nice foot-long roll that I've bought at Wegman's.  They are an Eastern Ohio/Western PA bakery, so I wonder if they are available at Giant Eagle in Frederick since GE is a chain from that same area. 

 
Was in that Giant Eagle in Frederick recently. No Schwebel products.
 
I know H&S/Northeast Foods bakes foot longs in one of their MD/PA bakeries. Wonder Bread also bakes foot long rolls.
 
 
ScreenBear
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/14 22:53:32
Ditto on Treetop Tom's suggestion of Schwebel's, a great footlong bun used at the famous Pickle Barrel in Pittsburgh.

   That and the 10-inch, New England style Freihofer bun used at Frankly Burgers and More in Freehold, N.J., are certainly the best long hot dog holders I have ever imbibed.

   The Bear
foobuc
Cheeseburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/15 00:19:22
I have found Wonder brand foot long rolls in a local liquor store/market that i sell to.  They are affiliated with the FoodTown Supermarkets here in central NJ. 
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/15 12:11:22
the ancient mariner

I always think I am getting a bargain when the dog sticks out at both ends. 

I'll bet if you get 8" rolls no one will complain---just tell them you ran out of 8" dogs. 

Or cut 'em in half so you have 2-6" dogs and put them side by side on a Hero/Sub/Hoagie roll and charge a little more.  I would buy that in a second if I happened to be around your neck of the woods, and had the buck and 1/2 you would have to charge.  Is their a senior discount ?


I have a special Senior discount, buy one, get the second one at full price...folks LOVE it!
Thanks one and all for the suggerstions!
post edited by chewingthefat - 2010/07/15 12:14:31
bdtn
Hamburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/15 12:20:00
talk to your bread man they are usally special order. sara lee makes them here in tn,but most large co have them. the bread outlet here
carrys them only in the summer.
ALLGOOD
Cheeseburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/15 12:44:53
Cut it in half and use a Sheboygan brat roll.  That would work.
ALLGOOD
Cheeseburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/15 13:08:01
Honestly, seems like it would be worse to have a foot long bun and look cheap with the meat.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/15 13:44:01
ALLGOOD

Cut it in half and use a Sheboygan brat roll.  That would work.


I'll bet they have Sheboygan brat rolls everywhere in Maryland.
ALLGOOD
Cheeseburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/15 13:53:44
Michael Hoffman

ALLGOOD

Cut it in half and use a Sheboygan brat roll.  That would work.


I'll bet they have Sheboygan brat rolls everywhere in Maryland.


Very nice.
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/15 14:37:40
A local hot dog shop sold foot-longs, and they routinely cut them in half, a practice my wonderful mom always objected to. 

"If you cut it in half, it's no longer a foot long," she protested.  "I can buy two 6-inch hot dogs anywhere!"

Moms are always right, you know.  Whenever I buy a foot-long now, it better be a foot long.
the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/15 14:56:42
Cut in 1/2 laid side by side on a roll and called

a 1/2 ft X 1/4 ft  

or a 3 x 6

or !8 Sq Inches of delight

or let it stick out and call it ----------Get-Along-Little-Doggie

or The Meat's Too Big but the price is right. 

Terrific ideas----mail the check to TAM care of------------------------




Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/15 15:56:17
ALLGOOD

Michael Hoffman

ALLGOOD

Cut it in half and use a Sheboygan brat roll.  That would work.


I'll bet they have Sheboygan brat rolls everywhere in Maryland.


Very nice.

Quite true.

Big Ugly Mich
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/07/15 18:38:49
Maybe you can get some from Subway or another sandwich place. I've often suggested that they sell hot dogs.

Failing that, talk to a bakery. I'll bet they'll be glad to get your business.
post edited by Big Ugly Mich - 2010/07/15 18:41:29
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Foot long dogs, no foot long rolls 2010/10/01 09:11:42
CTF,
Have you looked into frozen foodservice foot long buns? Flowers' European Bakers division makes them.
Also, how about the retail bread delivery route drivers - Schmidt's & Bimbo (Weston/Stroehmann/Maier/Arnold/Thomas/Entenmann's)? Do they also deliver foodservice in your area?