I've been a fan of Culver's since 1986. For fast food, they're burgers are top notch. The walleye is also a favorite. A cup of their chocolate custard covered with mint and hot fudge is absolutely outstanding and so was their pineapple malt, which they discontinued in my area. I had the opportunity to meet Craig Culver in 2003 at the Wisconsin Restaurant Show and he truly is a very nice guy.
I smell opportunity! Culver's has a hot dog, okay fine, but it's not much of a presence on their menu, it's there mainly for the kids. But a Chicago style hot dog, now that's something! And you are, absolutely, THE Chicago Style Dog.
It seems it could be a great addition to their menu, and they already have some of the ingredients in the store. But not those Vienna weiners, and not the poppy seed bun. That wouldn't be so hard to add in.
And you met Craig Culver. Is there a way to put together a deal? Your connections to the Vienna people could help facilitate, smooth out problems, and I could see a nice little three-way with you in the middle (a good place).
And I could see an advertising blitz, announcing their new great addition, as Chicago Comes To America, or something. I see you at your stand in your porkpie, handing out the dogs, a quick clip of your TV piece, a mention of HDU, and you are the hot dog man! I see your smiling countenance on their website real easy.
It's just a feeling, but I bet it would go.
In La Crosse, now, we really don't need it, because of a local place. But from people posting here, that is obviously not true everywhere. We have a great place here, from some Chicago expatriates. You might even know them. But it's a family place, will be it here forever, who knows? http://chicagosbeef.com/
Jimmy Durante said "Everybody wants to get into the act." But you belong in the act. You and your weenies.
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Off topic, but as long as I'm here...I have a S&W .357 K Frame Masterpiece, six inch barrel, serial number shows made in 1957, real good shape, almost no bluing loss. The darn thing is so accurate I just have to sort of point it in the general direction and the tin can falls over.
What's it worth? I think I saw around 350 - 450 on Gunbroker. It's a little too big for my hand, and I'd like some better fit. I know you're a .357 fan, and I get over to your area once in a while. Got anything you'd like to trade?