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Sonic 1/4 pound footlong chili cheesedog

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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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  1. In the picture, it looks thicker.

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

      1. 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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        1. re: zammdogg

          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.

          1. re: Emm

            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. 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. 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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            1. re: mrbigshotno.1

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

              1. re: mrbigshotno.1

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

                1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                  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.