With the pending presidential election, restaurants and bars have found creative ways to cash in on the hubbub surrounding the GOP nominee. Read on to uncover five Donald Trump-inspired menu items making waves on U.S. menus.
Chicago hot dog stand The Wieners Circle created the “Trump Footlong,” a 3-inch hot dog, just ahead of Trump’s visit to the Windy City in March. The hot dog was featured as part of two combo deals—the “Trump Package,” which consisted of two mini dogs, fries and a drink; and the “Super PAC,” which included four mini dogs, fries and a drink. To create some buzz, the stand hung signs in its front windows that read: “Make America’s hot dogs great again.”
Donald Drumpf Combo
Inspired by a sketch from comedian John Oliver, Vinnie’s Pizza in Portland, Ore., created the Donald Drumpf Combo, featuring the restaurant’s “The Wall” pizza, which gives customers a choice of three triple toppings and triple cheese. The restaurant has promoted the item with flyers that describe it as “overdone and overblown” and include fake praise quotes from Trump. Customers are able to choose between sizes ranging from small to giant, and can also order the pizza gluten-free.
The Trump Meatloaf
Vero in New York City has created a themed menu item for each presidential hopeful. The Trump Meatloaf was inspired by a run-in owner Sammy Musovic had with Trump several years ago while waiting on him at Sparks Restaurant. Trump asked for meatloaf; however, it wasn’t on the menu. The meatloaf is served Italian style with spinach and comes topped with caviar.
Chinga tu Pelo Beer
In response to Trump’s controversial comments about Mexican immigrants, Bedford Park, Ill., brewery 5 Rabbit Cerveceria pulled its beer from Chicago’s Trump Tower and renamed it “Chinga tu Pelo.” The beer is now offered at Chicago bar Rogers Park Social, which donates $1 of every beer sold to a civil liberties group.
Jeffrey Gildenhorn, owner of American City Diner in Washington, D.C., created the Trump Sandwich, comprised of lettuce, tomato, mayo and a pound of bologna on toasted bread. Gildenhorn promoted the new item as being “full of bologna.” Before adding the sandwich to the menu, the diner didn’t even carry bologna, Gildenhorn told wjla.com. The item has been so popular that he doubled its price from $6.95 to $12.95 and says he will continue selling the sandwich until the diner runs out of supply.