With One Tweet, Charlie Sheen Brings a Hot Dog Joint Along for the Ride
The Infield in Los Angeles is now offering a "Charlie Dog with Tiger Blood" after the embattled actor -- who has been the talk of Twitter since joining this week -- shared his order with his 1 million followers.
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On Wednesday afternoon, Sheen and a male buddy reportedly walked into The Infield, a Sherman Oaks, Calif., hot dog restaurant, placed an order and tweeted about it twice. You can figure out what happened next.
"The phone's been ringing off the hook," said Rick Ortiz, an employee at The Infield. "It's been crazy."
"He wasn't here longer than a couple minutes," Ortiz added. "He had a dog, dug the dog, but made it better by putting a lot of hot sauce on it."
That led to the idea of featuring Sheen's culinary creation as a special on the menu, listed as the "Charlie Dog with Tiger Blood." Ortiz said the hot dog -- a reference to Sheen's claims, during an interview with NBC's Today, that he has "tiger blood" -- is essentially any dog customers want, but with lots of hot sauce.
"It's great, it's exciting and we welcome the craziness," said Infield owner Robert Davitian, who was at home during Sheen's visit and first saw the news on Sheen's Twitter feed. "This is the gift of Twitter."
Sheen has frequented the stand before -- Davitian described him as "an all-around great guy" who "always tips well." After the tweet heard 'round the world, the Infield is expecting customers to come flocking.
Not bad for what Davitian and Ortiz said is typically the slowest day of the week. Only in LA.