Minnesota man sells 7-pound hot dogs in time for July 4th

By Megan Carpentier
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 8:33 EDT
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Jason Stetz, the butcher at and owner of Heart O’Lakes Quality Meats in Pelican Bay, Minnesota, is dishing out his newest meat invention as fast as he can make them: 7-pound hot dogs.

KRTV’s Kiersten Cooley reports that Stetz invented his version of the beefy giants after watching a “Modern Marvels” episode about hot dogs with his kids. They bet him that he couldn’t make one and, after a few weeks, Pelican Bay history was born.

Stetz sells the 7-pound behemoths either whole or sliced and frozen, and said he can hardly keep them in stock. “They always say it’s never a sale unless you have a return customer,” Stetz added, “and we’re seeing a lot of return customers!”

Watch the video, uploaded by CNN on July 3, 2012, below.

Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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