Hot Dog & Sausage King

Chuck Zimmerman

ZimmCast 498His real title is President of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. He’s Eric Mittenthal. But we need a much better title for him and perhaps you could suggest one. Eric is taking over the position from the “Queen of Wien” herself, Janet Riley. Both also work for the North American Meat Institute which oversees the NHDSC. Riley will continue to be the official Queen of Wein for the Council. Eric will also continue his position of VP of Public Affairs for NAMI.

Mittenthal will lead the NHDSC’s efforts celebrating hot dogs and sausages as the iconic American food and answering common questions related to quality, safety, nutrition and preparation of hot dogs and sausages.

National Hot Dog and Sausage Council“It takes a true hot dog aficionado to be named president of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council and Eric has shown he’s up to the task,” said Riley. “With his mastery of hot dog and sausage facts and history, etiquette and his work growing the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council’s presence in mainstream and social media, the Council is in great hands.”

NHDSC Bumper Sticker“As someone who has always loved hot dogs and sausages, there was never any doubt working for the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council would be a perfect fit, said Mittenthal. “But getting to know the hot dog and sausage manufacturers, restaurant owners and passionate fans around the country has been an amazing experience, and it is a great honor to represent all of them as President of the Council.”

Some recent NHDSC accomplishments include settling the debate over whether a hot dog is a sandwich, creating a new hot dog bumper sticker and naming baseball’s best hot dog. Eric talks about those project and many more so you’ll need to listen is. Meanwhile, think of a title for Eric, “King of ?????” We need something creative. Help the guy out.

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