Anti-ketchup vendor was fired due to complaints. Charley Mancuse, "the singing hot dog man," as he is known at Detroit Tigers' Comerica Park, has a bit of a problem with ketchup. According to United Press International on Sept. 13, 2013, fans found him to be "combative" when they requested ketchup on their dogs.
Marcuse was fired after a 10-minute meeting with management of the Tigers' concession vendor, Sportservice. He has filed a grievance, as the vendors are unionized.
The anti-ketchup vendor even has his own line of mustard which is sold in both local area shops and online. Wonder if that could have any bearing in his outrageous behavior? His disdain for the red tomato-based condiment is well known.
Turns out, that the anti-ketchup vendor is not the only person in the Midwest who hates ketchup on their hot dogs. In this story, "Ketchup is FORBIDDEN," a woman walking through Chicago's Millenium park came a across the following sign at a hot dog stand.
IT IS CONSIDERED BAD MANNERS AND HARMFUL TO YOUR TASTE BUDS TO PUT KETCHUP ON YOUR HOT DOG WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF CHICAGO
If you think about it, a real "Chicago dog" has just about everything but ketchup on it.
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