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Sonic 1/4 pound footlong chili cheesedog

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down73 Jul 3, 2010 10:52 AM

Anyone tried this yet? They have had an "extra" long chili cheese dog on the menu for as long as I can remember. So why are they running a commercial about an "all new" dog? What is the difference?

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    Velvet Elvis RE: down73 Jul 8, 2010 09:51 AM

    In the picture, it looks thicker.

    1. monku RE: down73 Jul 8, 2010 09:58 AM

      That old foot long was the worst boy dog I ever ate. Pencil thin and a waste of money and time.

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        zammdogg RE: down73 Aug 6, 2010 07:45 AM

        It was quite good. Squishy bun, but the dog has a nice snap to it and it's really tasty. The chili is standard from a pump, but the cheese seals it all in nicely. It's yummy.

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          Emm RE: zammdogg Aug 8, 2010 12:26 PM

          I had one just last week, can't give it quite the glowing review zammdogg did, but it's fine for what it is. Plenty of chili topping. I'm not a big fan of the CheezWhiz type cheese, given that most chili dogs in my part of the country come with a big handful of finely shredded cheddar.

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            zammdogg RE: Emm Aug 8, 2010 02:35 PM

            They gave you Cheez Whiz, Emm?! The very audacity! While Connecticut does have a myriad of better hot dogs that I have sought out, I did like the shredded cheddar they used on mine. I probably wouldn't have liked it if they'd used the canned schtuff.

        2. monku RE: down73 Sep 6, 2010 07:04 PM

          Today we stopped at a fairly new Sonic(opened January 2010) in Duarte, CA and ordered the footlong chili cheese dog and I will admit it's better than the one they had before.
          We ordered the chili-cheese tots and they came out with no chili on them, just cheese. We told the waitress and she said they'd remake the order but for us to keep the ones with the cheese, they were fine. After our meal we thanked her again and she insisted on giving us a free dessert like a banana split. We were full so we settled for a Snickers Sonic Blast.
          Good overall experience, I was pleased.

          1. mrbigshotno.1 RE: down73 Sep 9, 2010 07:28 AM

            The desserts and drinks are real good, but as far as national chains go the food at sonic is about pedestrian as you can get. The best chili dog (national chains now) is Weinerschnitzl. Chili cheese w/ onions, mmm mmm!

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              Chimayo Joe RE: mrbigshotno.1 Sep 9, 2010 12:52 PM

              Wienerschnitzel chili cheese with onions. Exactly right. Wienerschnitzel has pretty much the perfect chili for a chili dog.

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                Jenny Ondioline RE: mrbigshotno.1 Sep 12, 2010 11:35 PM

                Sadly, though, they're not a national chain: Texas to California, although I think there may be a couple higher up the Pacific coast.

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                  boyzoma RE: Jenny Ondioline Sep 13, 2010 12:17 PM

                  We have sonic's several places in Oregon as well. Can't comment on them though, as I only ate there once about a year ago. Obviously, it must not have made a memorable impression.

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