A Couple of Corn Dog Stories
by Scott Pennington
got a couple of good Corn Dog Stories I want to share,
The first happened in Little Rock (Long after the Royal
have a friend who runs 9 food joints at the Arkansas State
Fair in Little Rock, he's been there for many years. I
think we've all worked with a guy who works on and off
during the fair, well this guy was one of them and he
wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer either.
night he tracked my friend down and told him "I've learned
how they make those foot long Corndogs."
looked at him and said, Oh Yeah! Well what's the
secret? Well let's go over to the food joint at the
other end of the midway and I'll show you. When they
finely arrived he points over at the joint and said, look
they're cutting the hot dogs in half and putting one and a
half hot dog on each stick....after pointing this out, he
said that's how they do it.
looks over at my friend with a very puzzled look on his
face and says,
"Now, what do you think they do with that other half?"
other story happened a few years earlier at the Ohio State
Fair. You guessed, it was with the same guy.
told my friend that he wanted to fry up some Corn Dogs
then turn a couple of those paper Coke cups upside down
and flash the windows with the Corn Dogs stuck in the
sure you've all seen it done a thousand times, well I was
told those dogs stayed in the window for the entire run of
that fair and that was seventeen days.
the end of the fair while te was working Teardown, one of
PUGH Show guys came over looking for something to eat. He
was told that they didn't have anything but the guy
started arguing with him. This went back and forth for
awhile when all of a sudden that guy stuck his long greasy
arm in through the window and before he knew it the guy
grabbed two of those seventeen day old Corn Dogs (that
were setting in the window of that hot food joint all day
everyday for the run of the fair) and was gone. He took
off running up the lot as fast as his little greasy feet
would carry him.
the that moment the guy who was working for my friend had
a second thought, "I wish I had chased him down so I could
seen him take the first bite of those Dogs. LOL