Heinz Launches Petition to Include the Same Number of Hot Dogs and Buns in Packages

by Jon D. B.

Will it ever happen? It just makes too much sense! Condiment giant Heinz is “calling on big bun and big wiener companies to finally sell buns and wieners in even packs” with their sense-based petition.

Few questions have plagued modern grocery shoppers quite like the hot dog and bun conundrum. Why are we still buying ten hot dogs per pack, when only eight hot dog buns come in a bag? More importantly, who is behind this deceivingly vicious mediocrity? Isn’t anyone demanding answers? Or change?

Heinz is. The manufacturer of everything that makes your hot dog actually taste good has come into this Thursday with a revelation. And it’s called the Heinz Hot Dog Pact.

Within, the condiment conglomerate is “calling on big bun and big wiener companies to finally sell buns and wieners in even packs.”

But their pact does not come without choosing sides. Heinz seems to be choosing the underdogs – sorry – hot dogs team here, asking bun manufacturers to step their count up to ten in order to meet the typical number in a hot dog package.

“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,” begins associate director of brand building and innovation for the Kraft Heinz Company, Daniel Gotlib, in the company’s pact announcement, per PEOPLE.

“We believe that the time for change is now and we are hopeful! 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,” Gotlib explains of the would-be truce.

Heinz Hot Dog Pact: ‘When It Comes to Hot Dogs, More is Better!’

PEOPLE was able to garner more on Heinz’s pact, too. Especially when it comes to the company “choosing sides” with hot dog manufacturers.

“Wouldn’t it be easier to have the hot dog makers drop down to eight dogs, seeing as hot dogs are just shoved into a plastic package whereas buns usually come baked together and need to be ripped apart?” the trade asks. They find this “compromise” on the “heavily lopsided” – er, side. So what gives?

Heinz has an answer there, too.

“When it comes to hot dogs, more is better!” the company responds to PEOPLE via email.

“Instead of scaling back how many hot dogs one can make in each pack,” Heinz says, “we wanted to bring more to the table this summer.”

How’s that for diplomacy? Sounds like Heinz truly is the company to tackle this condiment-bound conundrum. If you want to help, head on over to heinzhotdogpact.com and place your John Hancock on the Heinz Hot Dog Pact yourself.

Destiny – and relish – await!