Yeah if I had a nickel for every time I have been asked this question, I would have a $@*! ton of nickels. As crazy as it sounds, not everything in this world has a meaning; That tattoo I got in Costa Rica was nothing more than a sound decision made after 25 other drunken sound decisions. After years of fielding the question, "Is the truck named after the movie?" it is time to answer this mystery once and for all. So here is the answer in its most simplest form; No, Yes, and SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN.
I had a friend tell me the key to naming something was the story the name told and the layers to support that story. It also needed to roll off the tongue. The idea of naming ourselves Sin City Dogs seemed like a logical decision; however, painting ourselves into a corner in Las Vegas meant we had zero chance of expanding to other places. Would Sin City "whatever" survive in markets like LA, NYC, Miami, etc.? Sure, maybe it could, but what does Sin City have to do with those environments?
Fast forward to the night I was conversing with a drunken airline pilot (YES, as scary as it sounds it was all in good fun. He said with a slur that it needed to roll off the hip and somewhat jokingly I responded, "like dude where's my hotdog"? Without hesitation, my friend proclaimed YES, and thus the name was born.
As we continued to build the layers of the name, we realized it would be fun for people trying to find us because we are on wheels and the real beauty of the truck is we can go almost anywhere and never sit in the sameplace! And just like that, in a matter of minutes, we finalized the name of the wiener wagon and have never looked back!
So here is the short version regarding the origin of Dude Where's My Hotdog:
-we do hotdogs
-we are always on the move
-I say "dude" a lot anyways
-stoners love hotdogs
-the movie changed our lives and had that much of an impact on us and should have won an Oscar (J/K)
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY
-we do tacos and lobster corndogs (because these have everything to do with hotdogs)
See You on the Streets
we are gonna need a bigger boat...