Mike and Katie Meyer of Hamburg and their stuffed pretzels are hitting the national television airwaves a second time.
As they await a soon-to-air episode of their national TV spot on Spike TV’s new series, Frankenfood, the Meyers are preparing for an appearance on the Food Network.
The couple and their 3-year-old pretzel-making business, Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels, were chosen to appear in a two-segment spot on Midway Munchies, a show that travels around the nation spotlighting fair and carnival foods.
“We are super excited,” Mike Meyer said. “We think it’s an awesome opportunity for us to get our name out there and showcase our product on national television.”
Uncle Paul’s, which started in 2012 when the Meyers lost their corporate jobs, was crowned grand champion at a food festival in Hamburg. That led to an entry in the World Food Competition in Las Vegas and, ultimately, a berth on Spike TV in Frankenfood, another food competition.
Since Tuesday, the Meyers and their pretzel truck have been at the Northeast Fair in Pittston Township, Luzerne County. Today and Saturday, a Food Network crew will be at the fair to tape the segments of the Meyers baking their pretzels – strombolis made with pretzel dough and stuffed with meats, cheeses, vegetables or fruit.
“This is an opportunity of a lifetime,” Katie Meyer said.
The fair schedule for Uncle Paul’s continues to boom, as the Meyers are booked solid every week until October throughout the state.
Once the fair season in Pennsylvania ends in early October, the couple might attend fairs in Florida, they said.
The Meyers also have a truck selling their products every Wednesday at the Leesport Farmers Market, as well as two Sundays a month when the market holds a flea market.
“To think how far we have come,” Mike Meyer said. “And to get national attention, it’s just awesome, phenomenal.”