Big Ass Hotdog – No really

I, um, well, er, um, yeah it’s like that. Kelly Williams the marketing & pr coordinator in Chicago for Big Ass Hotdog sent me a press release a few days ago. I just sent the link to my sister who immediately poo pooed it. I sent her the press release and stated this must go up immediately.
I, um, well, er, um, yeah it’s like that.
7 Lbs +/-
16″ Long
4″ Diameter
100% veal, beef, pork
50 servings per dog
Made to order every Tuesday
It’s a real hotdog that feeds 50 people and it’s only 30 bux! Don’t believe me? Click through to read the press release!

I thought you might be interested in this. 🙂
Kelly Williams
Marketing & PR Coordinator
BigHotDog.Com – Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats
1919 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
773-598-4549 GT Office
866-541-4286 fax
Below are links to publicity images for the BIG HOT DOG/BIG ASS HOT DOG.
Photo Credit: Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats Stock Photos.
For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2009
Press Contact: Kelly Williams, Big Hot Dogs @ 773.598.4549,
Consumer Contact: Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats @ 773.598.4549,,
Tired of those same old traditional tiny Hot Dogs? Now there’s the BIG [ASS] HOT DOG!
Chicago, IL (December 12, 2009): Introducing Gorilla Tango Novelty Meat’s new product, BIG HOT DOG. BIG HOT DOG measures 16″ long and 4″ in diameter, and is made of 100% veal, beef, pork, every Tuesday right here in the Chicagoland area. Weighing 7 lbs, there are approximately 50 servings per BIG HOT DOG. Each hotdog costs $39.95 (that’s less than $1.00 per serving) plus shipping and packaging, although for a limited time only the BIG HOT DOG is on sale (pre-Christmas special) for only $29.95! The BIG HOT DOG can be purchased at
For those looking for a sillier name for gifts and to impress, BIG HOT DOG also goes under the moniker of BIG ASS HOT DOG (
Great for tailgating/football parties, BBQs, family reunions, novelty gifts, and for hot dog lovers of all ages, the BIG HOT DOG differs from normal “tiny” hotdogs, in that it is 50 times bigger, and it is served by slicing the enormous dog into patties for cooking and eating per the consumer’s desire.
The initial idea to create an enormous hot dog came from the father of owner Dan Abbate, Denny. Denny was annoyed with normal hot dogs, rolling all over his grill and ultimately ending up on the ground, “It pissed me off to have to bend down and wipe the damn things off.” Dan solved his father’s dilemma by commissioning Schmeisser’s Homemade Sausage, a local sausage company based in Niles, Illinois, to manufacture the BIG HOT DOG exclusively for Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats. Schmeisser’s makes all its own sausages from the trimmings of the prime beef and top-quality pork and veal that are all butchered on premises. Owner Kurt Schmeisser learned his trade from his grandfather, a butcher from Germany who worked in Chicago’s fabled stockyards and opened the store in 1951.
The BIG HOT DOG is sliced and cooked similar to a hamburger patty. Since BIG HOT DOG patties are flat, they do not roll off the grill the way normal “tiny” dogs do. Says Dan Abbate, “The BIG HOT DOG patties are designed to fit on a standard sized hamburger bun, so you don’t have to worry about all the hot dog toppings falling out while you are eating it. You can cut off as many BIG HOT DOG patties as you have buns, and they are delicious to boot!”
To view the infomercial on this product, visit
The BIG HOT DOG can be frozen, and in its packaging will last in the refrigerator for several weeks. BIG HOT DOGS are shipped out each week in an insulated container with icepacks.
WHO: Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats, Inc.
WHERE: In your belly
WHEN: Approximately four-six business days after purchase
HOW: Order today at
For more information about BIG HOT DOG, or for interviews and photo requests, please contact Kelly Williams at or 773-598-4549 or visit or
1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 – 773.598.4549

5 thoughts on “Big Ass Hotdog – No really

  1. Hey Cookie,
    Yeah! Got me about 2,000 hits yesterday! Doesn’t mean anything, but it was fun.
    Well, if you ever feel like donating the lovely old beast, I have my hand raised!
    xo, Biggles