At $2.50 a pop, those "environmentally friendly frankfurters" touted in yesterday's Journal have got to be the cheapest lunch downtown. I stopped by the electric car hot-dog stand today with a friend to scope out the scene and can testify that it was a solid dawg experience.
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By Andrew Webb, Albuquerque Journal
In his first couple of weeks in business, entrepreneur Daniel Richards says he's already had a couple of 100 hot-dog days.
And that's pretty good for a guy who bills himself as the city's first purveyor of environmentally friendly frankfurters.
Last week, Richards began parking his hot-dog stand on Downtown's Fourth Street Mall, where he hopes to attract more lunchtime pedestrians and tourists to I Scream Green! Gourmet Hot Dogs and Ice Cream.
So how do you market the lowly wiener as low carbon footprint?
"We're a zero-emissions, zero-noise company selling all-natural, all-local products that promote interdependence among small, local businesses," he explains.
Indeed the hot dogs, and soon-to-be-offered bratwurst, are sourced from Keller's Meats, the specially baked onion buns from Pastian's Bakery, the coffee from Bosque Coffee Roasters in Los Lunas, and the ice cream from Creamland Dairy.
And the whole kit and caboodle is pulled around Downtown by a bug-eyed electric car, made by Fargo, N.D.-based Chrysler subsidiary Global Electric Motorcars and purchased used from local distributor Zangara Dodge.