Williamsburg’s hot dog king is doling out a different kind of sausage casing.
The wiener aficionados at Crif Dogs are promoting their Driggs Avenue location by handing out custom condoms adorned with an eyecatching logo featuring a scantily clad woman hugging a giant frankfurter that says “eat me.”
Crif Dog owner Brian Shebairo will give away the rubbers — which come inside a matchbook cover — for free on Valentine’s Day to promote his restaurant, and safe sex.
“This is for the greater good of all,” he said. “The condoms are fun, the outer wrapper is hysterical and safe sex is a good thing to practice.”
This isn’t the first time kielbasa and contraception have come together. After all, German immigrant and sausage-skin maker Julius Schmid created America’s first reliable form of birth control using animal intestines in the 1880s.
Shebairo doesn’t have such huge ambitions — but he claims he’s already got one high profile taker.
The sausage seller says “Jersey Shore” starlet Snooki was his first customer after he spotted her emerging from the Meatball Shop on Bedford Avenue with co-star Deena Nicole.
Holding a handful of the new rubbers, Shebairo claims he flagged down the pint-sized prima donna.
“I was the creepy weird dude next to her and said, ‘Hey these are for you,’” said Shebairo.
The gal pals thanked him but denied a photo op, he said.
Now, the hot dog entrepreneur is hoping Williamsburg diners think to multitask by grabbing a bite and restocking their prophylactics in one fell swoop.
He seems to be having some success — the latex shields have been such a hot commodity that he has started disperse them at his other restaurant in Manhattan too.
Get your condoms at Crif Dogs [555 Driggs Ave. at N. 7th Street in Williamsburg, (718) 302-3200]. For info, visit crifdogs.com.Reach Kate Briquelet at kbriquelet
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