BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio)-- A question that has yet to be answered: Why is the number of hot dogs in a pack different from the number of hot dog buns in a bag?
It is a question that has led many to be extremely frustrated.
Heinz has decided to take action; by starting a petition called Heinz Hot Dog Pact. "We’re calling on Big Bun and Big Wiener companies to find the answer to this hot dog packaging mismatch, once and for all," the condiments company stated on its petition website.
Currently, a pack of hot dogs comes in a pack of 10, while the buns come in a pack of 8.
"We've seen our fans through social media express their outrage about the bun-to-hot-dog ratio issue for years, and we know there must be a better way. We believe that the time for change is now and we are hopeful," Daniel Gotlib, associate director of brand building and innovation for the Kraft Heinz Company, said in the announcement. "As the iconic condiment that has been making hot dogs complete for over 150 years, we saw an opportunity to champion this issue on behalf of hot dog lovers across North America and help show manufacturers why they need to put an end to unequal packs."
As of Thursday afternoon, over 14,000 people have signed the petition. To get to the next goal, Heinz is asking for 15,000 signatures.
"It's unamerican to have this imbalance of wieners to buns," a petition signer said. "I agree -- still one of the stupidest things on earth! At least give more buns than hot dogs -- grilled buns with a bit of garlic butter are great for garlic bread!," another said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports: