Turlock restaurant removes Colin Kaepernick hot dog from menu

There has been a lot of comments slinging around with regard to Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the National Anthem. However this is much more serious.

A hot dog shop in Kaepernick’s hometown of Turlock, CA, Main Street Footers, has taken a hot dog named in the quarterback’s honor off the menu. The CK7 included chili, coleslaw, Jalapenos and something called “Kaep Sauce.” It is still listed on their online menu, but it is no longer available in the store. It was $6.05 and was first released during the run to Super Bowl 47.

One of the co-owners said people were on both sides of the fence on this topic, but they decided it was just easier to  remove it from the menu, rather than deal with the controversy surrounding it.

Just what exactly is Kaep sauce? So far its a secret. That could open up a whole different discussion here.  Now that Colin has lost his name on the menu board its gotta be down hill from here on out.

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Hot Dogs Make Gains For Burger King

Restaurants Brands International , the parent company of Burger King and Tim Horton’s, had a nice start this year, thanks to the hot dog.

Why it took so long for a fast-food chain built around “flame-grilled” products to make a  a hot dog line, is anyone guess but they did. Burger King added its Grilled Dogs line on Feb. 23, about five weeks before its quarter closed. That introduction was an instant success and likely part of the reason RBI delivered such strong results in their 1st quarter.

Hot dogs may have been an unlikely choice, but the company proved the idea was spot on when it actually reported on April 28.  Burger King delivering a 4.6% increase. Overall system wide sales grew 7.9%

“Innovative product launches and continued expansion of our global footprint drove favorable comparable sales and system wide sales growth for the quarter,” said CEO Daniel Schwartz in the earnings release. “We believe our focused approach on delivering a great guest experience and growing franchisee profitability will support long-term, sustainable value for our guests, franchisees, employees and shareholders.”

While both RBI brands have been doing well, it’s likely to only get harder from here. Burger King operates in a space where there is constant pressure to produce the next big thing. Grilled Dogs meets that need for now, but it won’t be long before consumers want something fresh.

Thanks to Fox Business for the story

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