Anthony Weiner may be lagging in the race for New York City mayor, but he is winning in another area — hot dog marketing.
The delicious combination of Anthony Weiner’s name and his sexually suggestive Twitter antics were apparently too good to pass up for one Florida marketing man, who has joined forces with an Illinois hot dog company to create a hot dog brand called Carlos Danger Weiners, which he has incorporated into the company Carlos Danger LLC.
The company, whose website launched today, 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.
Carlos Danger, for anyone who has not been following the saga of wannabe New York City Mayor Anthony Weiner, was the pseudonym the former congressman used during his online sexual chats with women.
Weiner declared a run for New York City mayor two years after he resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented parts of Brooklyn and Queens, following revelations that he had been exchanging lewd photos with women over social media.
Richards said the idea for his company began percolating around three weeks ago, when new revelations emerged that Weiner had continued to send messages – under the name Carlos Danger — even after he had resigned from Congress and had begun planning his run for Big Apple mayor.
“This is something that’s too good of an opportunity to pass up,” said Richards. “It’s a great American dream to make money off a stupid political gaffe.”
Described on the website as “the World’s Most Delicious Dogs With Mocking Salacious Fun,” the Carlos Danger Weiner site invites visitors to “Take a picture of yourself with your Carlos Danger Weiner and send it out to your friends, or even people you don’t know at all!”
There is also a Carlos Danger Weiner picture-posting contest, according to the website, in which people can post pictures on social media sites in their “best Carlos Weiner disguise eating your Carlos Danger Weiner with your funniest tag line.” But nudity and exposed body parts are strongly discouraged.
The company does provide “Weiner girls,” however, to host nightclub and tailgate parties, as well as social media contests, said Richards.
“We can set up this cookout, the Weiner girls are kind of like the lovely assistants, just bouncing off the puns and things like that,” he explained.
The price of the hot dogs range from roughly $80 for the “Super Tailgater Pack” (40 pounds of Carlos Danger), according to the website, to $4 for a four-pack.
Doug Hankes, a spokesman for Thrushwood Farms, told ABC News that his company signed on for the marketing value.
“Its a way for us to market the hot dogs to a different set of people,” he said.
According to Richards, the dogs are about twice the size of regular hot dogs. He is planning to sell the hot dogs at college tailgate parties as well as online and at retail chains.
The Weiner campaign did not respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.