Needless to say, a dude from Florida came up with this stroke (pause) of marketing genius: A brand of hot dogs called Carlos Danger beef wieners.
The name references the pseudonym that NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Wiener used to talk dirty on the Internets. ABC News has the report:
The company was created by Randall Richards, the CEO of Web Dominators LLC, a marketing firm in Orlando, in partnership with Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats, a family-owned business in Illinois. Hot dog orders can be placed through the website, and Richards said he had been in touch with several chains such as Walmart and Publix about selling the dogs.
Richards says of this shamelessness: “This is something that’s too good of an opportunity to pass up. It’s a great American dream to make money off a stupid political gaffe.” There’s a website for the wieners, a social-media campaign in which consumers are asked to share photos with their Danger wieners, and the option to hire “Weiner girls” to host nightclub and tailgate parties
So…when are the Sydney (Fruit) Leathers dropping?