October 30, 2014

BrandingBlog Radio: Anna Cummins and The Evil Wiener

I had a blast recording this week’s episode. The Evil Wiener is a mobile food truck business in Austin, started by Anna and Jeff Cummins and their partner Roger Zapata. Jeff and Roger have impressive professional foodie credentials. The idea for The Evil Wiener was hatched (as you probably guessed) over a few beers one evening. Anna had no choice but to sign on as den-mother and Chief Marketing Officer.

The double entendres flow freely in this interview and also through the menu and the cult following that the Wiener has developed in just a few short months of operation.

They’ve already been featured in a segment on The Food Network’s Eat Street and they are winning new accolades and followers every day.

We talked mainly about how they built the business from conception to launch. I hope you enjoy it and that you get a chuckle out of the humor.

“I can’t wait to come to Austin and get my hands on a Naked Cowgirl.”
-Dave Young

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  • http://www.LaFemmeLeBaron.com Estephania

    I keep seeing this! My stomach is growling for some. Looks so good!

    • Dave Young

      Estephania….I’m with you. I just can’t seem to get to Austin in time for lunch!

  • http://www.wildwoodinteractive.com CJ Romberger

    I love this! It was great to hear how you got that started, Anna. The thinking that went behind it was brilliant. Deciding on a truck vs a trailer, the thoughts behind tipping, the research you put into this is impressive.

    Dave, thank you for highlighting Anna and her fun business! I like what you do with your blog. I just subscribed on iTunes, and I’m looking forward to hearing previous ones.

    And thanx to both of you for your very kind comments about me at the beginning. I get high from connecting people. I’m glad that I was able to connect the two of you. You’re both a wonderful part of my life.

    CJ

    • Dave Young

      CJ…thanks for listening! You’re next in the podcast hot seat!

  • http://www.SkinnyChickLife.com Jeani Hibbard-Rausch

    Anna Cummins & The Evil Wiener you are GENIUS! Next I’m gonna try the Mowgli! I can’t wait to wear my EW Military Cap!! =)

    • Dave Young

      They have caps?! Cool!

  • http://twitter.com/SonnyJohns Sonny Johns

    Well done Dave! Anna and Jeff are so nice and they do such a great job with their foodtruck! I look forward to lunch EVERY Thursday when the EvilWiener truck hits the BestFit Mobile parking lot. Make mine the Colonel Klink with extra sauerkraut! Soooo tasty!

    Eatin’ well in Austin,
    Sonny

    Sonny Johns
    Austin, TEXAS
    BestFit Mobile
    @SonnyJohns

    • Dave Young

      Thanks Sonny!

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