Heinz Launches Petition For Hot Dogs and Buns To Come In Equal Numbered Packs
Well, folks, in what may be the first and last example of a corporation actually getting activism right, condiment company Heinz has used its platform to speak out about a gross injustice in our society today – the fact that hot dogs come in packs of ten while buns only come in packs of eight. In combatting this ill plaguing our society, the company has launched an online petition in an attempt to finally put an end to this insanity.
“Hot dog wieners come in packs of 10. Hot dog buns come in packs of 8," reads the description of the petition, entitled the “Heinz Hot Dog Pact." “WHY?! As the condiment that has been bringing foods together for over 150 years, we’ve decided enough is enough. That’s why we started the Heinz Hot Dog Pact. We’re calling on Big Bun and Big Wiener companies to find the answer to this hot dog packaging mismatch, once and for all. We need your signatures more than ever. Let’s change hot dog history together.”
Since its posting one week ago, the movement has already garnered nearly 15,000 signatures, with supporters sharing their reasons for signing.
“We can put people on the Moon but we can't overcome marketing BS to have hot dogs and buns sold in equal quantities,” wrote one petition signer. “Hot dog buns are not like hamburger buns which can be used for lots of different sandwiches -- hot dog buns are only useful for eating hot dogs. There is no use for extra hot dog buns.”
“It's annoying to have extra hot dogs!” added another.
However, Heinz is far from the first entity to express its grievances with this disparity. As CNET noted, Steve Martin's character in Father of the Bride spoke candidly about this issue during the 1993 hit. "I want to buy eight hot dogs and eight hot dog buns to go with them," Martin's character said. "But no one sells eight hot dog buns. They only sell 12 hot dog buns. So I end up paying for four buns I don't need. So I am removing the superfluous buns."
So folks, here's to hoping the initiative takes off – after all, wtf are we supposed to do with those extra hot dogs?