When Biker Jim first hauled out hiswiener wagon
nearly six years ago on the 16th Street Mall, he wanted frankfurter fans to know that he wasn't pushing dirty dogs jacked up with unidentifiable bits, pieces, or by-products, so he created a slogan -- "Our meat is no mystery" -- to demystify the mystery.
It's a slogan that he still uses today, although since opening his first restaurant, Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, he's added another slogan to reflect the fact that he now has a joint with four walls, a floor, seats and tables and a bona fide kitchen: "Off the street and into your mouth" is the catchphrase for the brick-and-mortar.
But Jim, being all slogan-happy, is looking for fresh words, and that's where you all come in.
Starting July 1, and continuing until Jim tells us to stuff a sausage in our mouths, we're running a contest at the beginning of each month asking readers to submit a slogan that jives with Jim's restaurant. If we pick yours, then your words, along with your name, will be inked on a five-foot sign, which Jim will display in the restaurant -- that's right, people, a whole month of fame! And if that weren't enough to get your creative juices flowing, Jim is also giving away dinner for four (you've got sixty bucks to burn) to whomever wins the monthly slogan contest.
There are, of course, a few rules: Jim is looking for a slogan, not a manifesto. We aren't limiting you on words, but keep your submissions witty, pithy and to the point. Jim says that you can "swear all the fuck you want," but if you do, it's unlikely that he'll use your slogan. "We are in the wiener business, where jokes are rampant, but we also want to make your mother smile," he warns. In addition, make sure your slogans are actually about wieners and not shoe laces, rabbit holes, rainbows or unicorns -- unless, that is, you can figure out how to use all of those things in one slogan about sausages.
On the first day of each month, we'll post the contest, and on the last day of each month, we'll post the winner -- and the winning slogan. Lather, rinse repeat.
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