LINCOLN PARK — Famed hot dog stand The Wieners Circle will welcome Donald Trump to Chicago this weekend by selling 3-inch-long hot dogs, its owners announced Thursday.
All day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the stand at 2622 N. Clark St. will offer the microdogs in three bundles. Customers can buy a "Trump footlong," (one dog) a "Trump package" (two dogs) or a "Trump Super PAC" (four dogs with fries and a drink).
Reporter Mina Bloom gives her first-hand account of seeing the Trump Wiener.
Trump will hold a campaign rally Friday at UIC Pavillion, 526 S. Racine Ave. Plans are already being drawn for a massive protest across the street.
"We saw he's coming to UIC, and we figured that since [Marco] Rubio said that about him, why not run a special while he's here?" said Yolanda Smile, a shift supervisor at The Wieners Circle. "It's just for fun, absolutely not any kind of political statement."
The deal was announced on The Wieners Circle's Facebook page Thursday afternoon.
"We've got the best weekend deals," the post read. "The other guys, they think they make deals. But we make DEALS. Really spectacular."
The Wieners Circle isn't the only group rolling out a welcome mat for the reality star-turned-politician. The Bedford Park brewery 5 Rabbit announced Tuesday another batch of its Chinga Tu Pelo (Mexican-dialected Spanish for "f--- your hair") before Trump's rally.
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