A Nashville hot dog shop found a creative way to respond after the U.S. Supreme Court upended Constitutional protection for abortion last week.
Daddy's Dogs is offering free milkshakes at its flagship location in The Nations to anyone who shows proof of getting a vasectomy.
"The world's a pretty crazy place right now, but I have a way to make it just a little bit better," said shop founder Sean Porter, after introducing himself as "Dr. Big Daddy" in a light-hearted Instagram video Thursday.
Forms of proof include a doctor's note, a receipt, insurance documentation or something of the like, Porter said.
The video drew thousands of likes and nearly 200 comments as of Friday afternoon.
"Daddy out here doing the Lord's work," one commenter said.
"So milkshakes really do bring all the boys to the yard," another one quipped.
The shop later shared a photo of its sign touting the deal.
"Putting it in writing for those who still don’t think it’s real," the caption read.
The shop will honor both new and past vasectomies in its "Snip for Shake" deal, Porter told The Tennessean in a text message Friday. Porter said he was inspired to create the deal in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision. This week, Tennessee enacted a ban on abortions after six weeks. A near-total "trigger" ban on abortions in Tennessee is also expected to take effect later this summer.
"I figured this was something that I could try to raise awareness about current issues, break a stigma and have a little fun," Porter said in the text. "Maybe it might ease someone's nerves about it if they're on the fence, or maybe even show someone an option they didn't know much about."
The deal only applies at the shop's flagship location in The Nations at 5205 Centennial Boulevard, Porter said. Daddy's Dogs launched its first hot dog cart in 2015 and its first bricks-and-mortar location in 2017. Find more information about Daddy's Dogs, its locations and its menu at daddysdogs.com or Twitter, Instagram and Facebook under the handle DaddysDogsNash.
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