NEWS: Sonic Introduces Four 100% Pure Beef Hot Dogs, Representing American Cities, America, and…Chili

Written by | March 4, 2011

Topics: Fast Food, Sonic

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Sonic has just added four new hot dogs to their menu, touting them as 100% pure beef and giving each of them a theme. Sonic already offers a Footlong Quarter Pound Coney and a Corn Dog, but these are different, because they’re all beef, baby. Introducing the new wieners:

All-American Dog

“Take a bite out of Americana with SONIC’s Premium Beef All-American Dog. It’s a 100% pure beef hot dog that’s grilled to perfection and topped with ketchup, yellow mustard, relish and chopped onions and served in a soft, warm bakery bun.”

The All-American contains 390 calories, 160 calories from fat, 18 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 1220 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, 13 grams of protein, 6% calcium, 30% iron, 2% vitamin A and 4% vitamin C.

New York Dog

“Get a taste of the Big Apple with SONIC’s Premium Beef New York Dog. A 100% pure beef hot dog grilled to perfection and topped with spicy brown mustard, grilled onions and crunchy sauerkraut in a soft, warm bakery bun.”

A New York Dog has 350 calories, 170 calories from fat, 19 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 1290 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, 14 grams of protein, 6% calcium, 30% iron, 2% vitamin A and 10% vitamin C.

Chicago Dog

“Got love for the Windy City? Then try SONIC’s Premium Beef Chicago Dog. A 100% pure beef hot dog topped with pickle, relish, tomato, sport peppers, celery salt and mustard all served up in a soft, warm poppy seed bun.”

The Chicago Dog provides 440 calories, 180 calories from fat, 20 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 2300 milligrams of sodium, 49 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, 14 grams of protein, 10% calcium, 30% iron, 4% vitamin A and 8% vitamin C.

Chili Cheese Coney

“Want something filling that’s also a great deal? Try SONIC’s Premium Beef Chili Cheese Coney. It’s a grilled 100% pure beef hot dog topped with warm chili and melty cheddar cheese served in a soft, warm bakery bun.”

A Chili Cheese Coney rocks 420 calories, 230 calories from fat, 25 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 65 milligrams of cholesterol, 1180 milligrams of sodium, 33 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, 19 grams of protein, 15% calcium, 35% iron, 10% vitamin A and 2% vitamin C.

Sonic’s got some big shoes to fill, especially with the Chicago and New York Dogs. People from those cities take their traditional foods pretty seriously. However, I’m glad to see a major fast food joint stepping up and offering some different toppings that you’re not going to find at any of the other big players. I’m looking forward to trying these and seeing how they stack up.






8 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Okay, let’s start having some fun geographically naming some other Sonic hot dogs.

    The Los Angeles Dog (L.A. has the acclaimed Pink’s Hot Dogs, but let’s ignore that): The first liposuctioned hot dog because you can never be too thin.

    The San Francisco Dog: GIANT, 100% organic and impossible to eat without looking gay.

    The Seattle Dog: Marinated in Starbucks coffee and served with Microsoft Office for those taking a lunch break.

    The Boston Dog: With beans. Lots of beans.

    The Texas Dog: Big and meaty, but never as good as they tell you it is.

    The Wisconsin Dog: A great hot dog that will be taken away from you by the Governor. (yes, I went political)

  2. edjunkie says:

    I tried 2 of these.

    The NY dog. It was pretty good. The onions could have been grilled a bit more but the brown mustard and the kraut worked well for me. The dog itself was over cooked. Grade B

    The Chicago dog. A butt load of sweet pickle relish killed it for me. It drowned out almost all the other flavors. I mean you have a pickle and all that pickle relish. It is just overkill. There were 2 peppers on the dog also and they were actually kind of hot. Could not taste the dog or the tomato. Grade D

    I am just glad some fast food joint sells dogs. Pretty rare around me. My only issue is that when places do sell them they charge too much. I mean it is a hot dog. It should be cheap so you can buy 2. I can get 2 dogs at the local gas station for a dollar and 20 cents loaded.

  3. kara says:

    I had a Chicago Dog. The bun was great, but the rest wasn’t. The hotdog wasn’t very good. I actually like their cheap ass normal ones better. It also had sweet relish and a dill pickle on it. The peppers were too hot to eat. So strange. Or maybe that’s how they did it in Chicago.

    The NY dog was soggy by the time I got around to eat it. Can’t say how good it was.

  4. Adri says:

    I had the Chicago dog and really liked it, BUT I live in Texas and have never had a real Chicago dog. The peppers were really hot, but if you get a mouthful of sweet relish at the same time, they’re not so scary. I wasn’t impressed with the bun, so after taking a bite I heated up a tortilla and ate the rest of the dog on that. The meat-to-bread ratio improved then, too. All in all, for $2, I am totally eating another one soon.

  5. The Smidview says:

    I reviewed them here

    http://smidview.blogspot.com/2011/03/review-sonics-four-new-100-beef-hotdogs.html

    The Chicago is the best of the new ones. Like you said, I give props to sonic for trying. And for 2 bucks it is worth trying



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