Who doesn’t like a good hot dog? Sonic has a small line-up of hot dogs on their menu and here I review two, the All American and the Chili Cheese Coney.
The All American Dog is just like you’d imagine, ketchup, mustard, relish, and chopped onions on a simple dog. No frills, no drama. If you like these toppings on your hot dog then you will have nothing to complain about. The hot dog itself is pretty “standard” in size, although they also have a footlong option if you desire. The bun was soft, fresh-tasting, and did its job of holding in its contents.
The Sonic Chili Cheese Coney arrived a bit worse for wear, with the chili trying to escape the dog. This fast food hot dog offers a meat-based chili and melted American cheese. Very tasty, but not much different from a chili cheese dog you’d get elsewhere. I like the Wienerschnitzel chili better, but this one was good and I’d order it again. The chili is salty and savory, just the way you want.
Both hot dogs came wrapped in boneless wing bags. I guess they’re the same size portions or maybe it’s a promotion. In any case, it’s nice to have the transparent window to see which dog you’re about to tackle. I seem to recall the regular hot dog wrappers also having a window. Not very exciting, I know, but there’s not much to say about these doggies.
The Chili Cheese Coney has 420 calories, 26 grams of fat, 55 milligrams of cholesterol, and 1280 milligrams of sodium. by contrast, the Wienerschnitzel Chili Cheese Dog has 310 calories, 16 grams of fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, and 1040 milligrams of sodium. I don’t have weight data so I cannot tell you if that difference is just because Sonic’s is bigger. It certainly didn’t seem bigger.