Bud’s Famous Hot Dogs
Seems like I’ve been running into a recurring theme for why a HDJ starts up–the economy takes a nose-dive, a hard-working person loses their job, and so begins their entrance into serving up some mean encased meats. That was the story of two HDJ owners I hung with today, Carl (the owner of Fred’s Franks in Wakefield, MA) and Rob (the blogger at The Hot Dog Truck); it’s also the story of Bud at Bud’s Famous Hot Dogs in San Clemente, CA.
Now I don’t typically do a post about a place I’ve never visited but I received an email from a representative of YoDog Marketing explaining that they had found a HDJ that needed some help advertising its dogs, so I couldn’t turn my back on them. It’s all too often that I come across a stand I’ve never seen before, settle down and have one of the most amazing hot dogs of my life, and then return a few months later only to find a shuttered building or an empty parking lot. To keep that from happening to Bud’s, YoDog has been helping him to get started on a facebook page, Twitter feed, and videos highlighting his dogs, like the Chicago Dog below:
I’ve always got respect for someone who tries and succeeds to bring a Chicago-style dog to locales well outside of my favorite metropolitan city, so kudos to Bud for bringing the vinegar-and-salad deliciousness to the residents of San Clemente. Best of luck to Bud & his wife, keep up the hard work and good luck in the future!