Hot Dog Stand Pt. 1

  • Season 2 , Ep 7
  • 08/12/2014
  • Views: 3,154

Nathan institutes a new policy at a hot dog stand that allows people to cut in line if they have a good excuse. (5:27)

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LIKE A LINEDOWN THE BLOCK.

AND FOR L.A.'S PINK'S HOT DOGS,

THEY'VE GOT THATDOWN PAT.

BUT EVEN THOUGHTHINGS ARE GOING WELL,

OWNERS,GLORIA AND RICHARD PINK,

ARE ALWAYS LOOKINGTO STEP THINGS UP.

- ANY BUSINESS THAT ISN'TIMPROVING IS FALLING BEHIND.

- YEAH, WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FORWAYS TO IMPROVE THE BUSINESS.

- THE PINKS WERE CLEARLY CRAZYABOUT THEIR BRAND.

BUT WHEN I WENT UNDERCOVERTO SCOPE THINGS OUT,

I DISCOVEREDA GLARING PROBLEM

THAT WAS KEEPING THEMFROM MAKING EVEN MORE MONEY.

SO I PAID THE COUPLEA VISIT

WITH A WAY TO ATTRACTA NEW TYPE OF CUSTOMER.

I WOREA PINK SHIRT TODAY

BECAUSE YOUR NAMEIS PINK'S.

- RIGHT. OKAY.

- RIGHT NOW,THE HUGE LINE AT PINK'S

IS TURNING OFFA SLEW OF CUSTOMERS

THAT DON'T HAVE TIMETO WAIT.

BUT RICHARD AND GLORIAWOULD EASILY BE ABLE

TO CAPTURE THOSE SALESWITH A SIMPLE RULE CHANGE--

LINE CUTTING ALLOWEDIF YOU'RE IN A HURRY.

- I HATE TO, LIKE,PREJUDGE IT,

BUT CUSTOMERS THAT SAW

THAT SOMEONE ELSEGOT AN ADVANTAGE

WOULD PROBABLY BE UPSET.

- I WANT YOU GUYS TO KNOWTHAT I'M DETERMINED

TO PROTECT YOUR BRANDAT ALL COSTS.

- ALL RIGHT, SO LET'S SEEHOW YOU DO THAT.

- OKAY.- OKAY.

- THE PINKS AGREED TO LET MEPROVE MY IDEA TO THEM

DURING THE FRIDAYLUNCH RUSH.

SO THE NEXT DAY I PLACED A SIGNNEAR THE STREET

ADVERTISING THE NEW RULE.

TO AVOID CHAOS BY EVERYONESAYING THEY WERE IN A RUSH,

I CAME UP WITH A LISTOF FIVE ACCEPTABLE REASONS

FOR CUTTINGTO THE FRONT OF THE LINE...

OR IF YOU'RE AN AIR TRAFFICCONTROLLER THAT'S LATE FOR WORK.

THE NEW POLICY SEEMED TO BEATTRACTING CUSTOMERS

WHO WERE DRIVING BY

EVEN THOUGH MOST OF THEMDIDN'T QUALIFY FOR LINE CUTTING.

- UH, NO.

- BUT YOU'RE NOTAN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER.

BUT THERE WERE SEVERAL PEOPLEWITH LEGITIMATE PLACES TO BE.

YOU HAVEA DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT TODAY?

- YES.- AND WHO'S YOUR DOCTOR?

- DR. PIA.- DR. PIA?

- DR. PIA'S OFFICE.

- HI, I'M CALLING TO CONFIRMAN APPOINTMENT FOR...

- JASON.- JASON...

- WOLF.- WOLF.

- YEAH, WE HAVE JASONCOMING IN AT 5:30.

- GREAT.OKAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND ONCE I WAS ABLE TO CONFIRMTHEIR REASON...

HE HAS TO CUT IN LINE.HE HAS A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT.

IS THAT OKAY?- YEAH, THAT'S OKAY.

- OKAY.

CUSTOMERS COULD CUTTO THE FRONT OF THE LINE

WITHOUT ANYONE GETTING ANGRY.

AS THE DAY WENT ON, THE SYSTEMSEEMED TO BE WORKING GREAT.

YOU ARE GOING TO A FUNERAL.- YEAH.

- REALLY?- UH-HUH.

- WHO'S THE FUNERAL FOR?- CONNIE MENDEL.

A FRIEND OF MINE.- OH, I'M SO SORRY

FOR YOUR LOSS.- IT'S OKAY. IT'S OKAY.

- BUT AS THE LUNCH RUSHWAS WINDING DOWN,

I SAW SOMETHINGTHAT DISTURBED ME.

ONE CUSTOMER THAT I MET EARLIERSAID HE WAS IN A HURRY.

- I HAVE A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT.I FORGOT.

- YOU HAVEA DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT TODAY?

- YES. MM-HMM.- YOU REALLY DO?

- MM-HMM.- BUT WHEN I TRIED

TO CONFIRM IT, HE COULDN'TGIVE ME ANY INFORMATION.

WHAT'S YOUR DOCTOR'S NUMBER OR--- I DON'T HAVE HIS NUMBER.

I JUST--I DON'T HAVE IT WITH ME.

I JUST HAVE TO GOAT 3:00.

- GIVING HIMTHE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT,

I ALLOWED HIMTO CUT TO THE FRONT.

BUT NOW,45 MINUTES LATER,

HE WAS STILL SITTING THERETAKING HIS TIME.

AND I BEGAN TO SUSPECT

THAT HE DIDN'T HAVEA DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT AT ALL.

SO I TOLD ONE OF MY CAMERAMENTO SECRETLY FOLLOW HIM

TO HIS CAR,AND ONCE HE DROVE OFF,

I FOLLOWEDIN CLOSE PURSUIT

TO SEE IF HE WASTELLING THE TRUTH.

A BIT LATE FOR THE DOCTORBY NOW, AREN'T WE?

HUH.

AFTER 30 MINUTESOF TAILING HIM,

HE LED USSTRAIGHT INTO A LIE.

HE WASN'TGOING TO THE DOCTOR.

HE WASSEEING A MOVIE INSTEAD,

AN EXCUSETHAT WASN'T ON MY LIST.

IT WASAN UNBELIEVABLE SLAP IN THE FACE

TO THE PINK'S NAME.

SO THAT EVENING,I RETURNED TO THE RESTAURANT

TO SEE HOW GLORIAWANTED TO HANDLE THIS.

- SO HE--HE CUT IN LINE,

GOT HIS FOOD,AND THEN LATER?

- HE WENT TO SEE A MOVIE.- AH.

- YOU KNOW, I THINK IF YOUDON'T DO SOMETHING TO RESPOND,

IT COULD MAKE YOU, AS A BRAND,LOOK WEAK.

- WELL...

- SO WITH YOUR PERMISSION, I'DLIKE TO TAKE THIS GUY ON A BOAT,

AND THEN ONCEHE'S TRAPPED AT SEA,

TEACH HIM A LESSONHE'LL NEVER FORGET.

- WHOA. WHOA.

THAT'S PRETTY HARSH.

- AFTER MY CONVERSATIONWITH GLORIA,

RICHARD ESCORTED ME OUTAND SAID

THAT HE NO LONGER WANTED MY HELPAT PINK'S.

BUT WHEN I MAKE A PROMISETO A BUSINESS...

I'M DETERMINED TO PROTECTYOUR BRAND AT ALL COSTS.

I ALWAYS KEEP IT.

AND THAT MEANT I HADTO SHOW THIS GUY ON MY OWN

WHAT HAPPENSWHEN YOU MESS WITH PINK'S.

SO USING THE NUMBERFROM HIS APPEARANCE RELEASE,

I TOLD JONATHAN I WAS CALLINGFROM THE PINK'S HEAD OFFICE

WITH SOME EXCITING NEWS.

YOU, MY FRIEND,

ARE THE 10 MILLIONTHPINK'S CUSTOMER.

- I AM SERIOUS.

- YOU HAVE WONA LOBSTER LUNCH FOR ONE

AT SEA.

- AT SEA.

- CONGRATULATIONS.

JONATHAN BOUGHT ITHOOK, LINE, AND SINKER.

SO I DOCKED A BOATIN THE SAN PEDRO HARBOR

AND THEN SENT A LIMOWITH TWO HIRED MODELS

TO KEEP THE RUSE GOINGON THE WAY TO THE SEA.

- I'M SO EXCITED TO BE

THE 10TH MILLIONTH CUSTOMEROF PINK'S.

I LOVE THEIR HOT DOGS.

I'M SO EXCITEDTO REPRESENT THEM.

- ONCE JONATHAN ARRIVED, I HADHIM RIGHT WHERE I NEEDED HIM,

AND HE WAS ABOUT TO LEARNTHAT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF PINK'S

DOES NOT GO UNPUNISHED.

SHORTLY AFTER,WE HEADED OUT TO SEA,

AND JONATHANHAD NO IDEA

THAT HIS LIFEWAS ABOUT TO CHANGE FOREVER.

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