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holdem

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fast food hot dogs Thu, 08/10/06 10:18 PM (permalink)
wonder why non of the big fast food company's don't sell hot dogs? They are alway's looking for new products.
 
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    xannie_01

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    RE: fast food hot dogs Thu, 08/10/06 10:21 PM (permalink)
    one big fast food company here in albuquerque is weinerschnitzel.
    hot dogs are their main product.
     
    #2
      ham-b-guy

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      RE: fast food hot dogs Thu, 08/10/06 10:25 PM (permalink)
      I never had their hot dogs, but Dairy Queen sells them
       
      #3
        roossy90

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        RE: fast food hot dogs Thu, 08/10/06 10:45 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by holdem

        wonder why non of the big fast food company's don't sell hot dogs? They are alway's looking for new products.

        Checkers and Sonic also sells dogs......
         
        #4
          startrooper00

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          RE: fast food hot dogs Thu, 08/10/06 11:26 PM (permalink)
          Sonic's hot dogs are actually very good....I love them as a treat on my way home after a long day at work.
           
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            Fieldthistle

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            RE: fast food hot dogs Fri, 08/11/06 5:38 AM (permalink)
            Hello All,
            Not sure if they still sell them, but a few years ago I had
            an excellent chili dog from Hardees.
            Take Care,
            Fieldthistle
             
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              John A

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              RE: fast food hot dogs Fri, 08/11/06 8:23 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Fieldthistle

              Hello All,
              Not sure if they still sell them, but a few years ago I had
              an excellent chili dog from Hardees.
              Take Care,
              Fieldthistle


              That was a good chili dog. They stopped selling then here when they came out with those monster burgers.

              John
               
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                WingLover

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                RE: fast food hot dogs Fri, 08/11/06 2:28 PM (permalink)
                I remember a place in a mall food court called Hot Dogs Etc.

                I always got a hot dog and french fries there when I was younger. I remember liking the fries because they were crinkled, crispy, and extra salty. I don't think this place is there anymore.

                ~Jessica
                 
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                  SassyGritsAL

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                  RE: fast food hot dogs Fri, 08/11/06 3:00 PM (permalink)
                  The guys at work keep telling me to try the chili dogs at Checkers. Since I've only eaten at Checkers about twice I've yet to try them.
                   
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                    salsailsa

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                    RE: fast food hot dogs Fri, 08/11/06 5:20 PM (permalink)
                    Dairy Queen has a chili dog that my friend swears by.

                    A&W also has their Whistle Dog. I ordered one not too long ago thinking about how I ate them when I was a kid.

                    After biting into it I suddenly recollected that I also ate paste.

                     
                    #10
                      Sundancer7

                      RE: fast food hot dogs Fri, 08/11/06 5:48 PM (permalink)
                      Knoxville, TN has no good places for a good hot dog. Sometimes I wish we were in the midwest.

                      Paul E. Smith
                      Knoxville, TN
                       
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                        Michael Hoffman

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                        RE: fast food hot dogs Fri, 08/11/06 6:26 PM (permalink)
                        A couple of years ago McDonald's was selling miniature hotdogs with a dipping sauce. I remember my grandson getting them and dumping them.
                         
                        #12
                          Adjudicator

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                          RE: fast food hot dogs Fri, 08/11/06 7:11 PM (permalink)
                          Long ago, in my Wendy's days, I had the pleasure of being the manager of a brand new mall (full service) restaurant. I.E.; customers sat in the restaurant vs. the mall food court. The shining brass fixtures blinded you. The salad bar was on par with anyone during that time (i.e. no silly crap like jello or pudding, et.al.) The veggies were of A1 quality, as of all products sold. I dare say we had the best Wendy's in the area (Tallahassee, FL). Our bakers were at least 14 oz. raw. We strived to be the best, and we were, if you came to the mall... We also served hotdogs. Whole beef hotdogs, alas skinless; grilled to perfection and served in a toasted New England style bun. Toppings galore included. You name it we had it. However. The hotdogs did not sell. After 6 months, hot dog sales were < 2.0% of our weekly sales. Bad. HD's were d/ced. I guess I need to include the fact that that all of this transpired about six months before WOFH introduced their chicken "nuggets". The rest of the story is history. QSC has gone to hell. This is not what Dave would have wanted.
                           
                          #13
                            Poverty Pete

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                            RE: fast food hot dogs Fri, 08/11/06 8:23 PM (permalink)
                            We have some decent hot dogs in Nashville. I think the best are served at Fat Mo's, a place more known for their burgers.
                             
                            #14
                              Tdybr27

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                              RE: fast food hot dogs Sat, 08/12/06 2:00 PM (permalink)
                              Back Yard Burgers sells hot dogs
                               
                              #15
                                Jimeats

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                                RE: fast food hot dogs Sat, 08/12/06 2:46 PM (permalink)
                                I was told it is due to the fact that all hot dogs are regional. The spices and the overall ingredients vary from one region to the next. They can not maintain consitant quality chain wide. Just too many variables in a barker. Chow Jim
                                 
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                                  mayor al

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                                  RE: fast food hot dogs Sat, 08/12/06 3:58 PM (permalink)
                                  While I am not really a Hot Dog fan, I do eat them...and the chain out west that Xannie Mentioned has/had some pretty good slections. Their Chili Cheese Dogs were kind of like White Castle's Sliders when consummed late at night after an evening of doing the John Barleycorn shuffle!
                                  I wondered why there are no Weiner-Dudes back here in the East...then I read the East Coast folks description of the independent Weinie places. I think this is one area of the food menu that is holding it's own against Corporate (retail) food.
                                   
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                                    Rowsdower98

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                                    RE: fast food hot dogs Sat, 08/12/06 4:30 PM (permalink)
                                    The Krystal Pup is a pretty good dog. Also the Cincinatti chili places like Gold Star and Skyline located around Cincinatti, (as far south as Lexington, KY) have pretty good hotdogs too, even if their chili sauce isn't for everybody. Of course, Nathan's is good if you can find one. The only one I've ever eaten at was in the Phoenix airport. I just wish I could get a good saurkraut-covered dog somewhere.
                                     
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                                      AndreaB

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                                      RE: fast food hot dogs Sat, 08/12/06 7:51 PM (permalink)
                                      Our local A&W and our local Dairy Queen here in Versailles, KY, both have pretty good dogs. I think mega places like McDonald's don't have them because most of the children seem to be addicted to those McNugget things, and most of the adults probably have their own favorite McD's or Wendy's etc. burgers they grew up with. I don't know though, did McD's ever try a hot dog Happy Meal?

                                      Andrea
                                       
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                                        Rowsdower98

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                                        RE: fast food hot dogs Sat, 08/12/06 7:55 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by AndreaB

                                        Our local A&W and our local Dairy Queen here in Versailles, KY, both have pretty good dogs. I think mega places like McDonald's don't have them because most of the children seem to be addicted to those McNugget things, and most of the adults probably have their own favorite McD's or Wendy's etc. burgers they grew up with. I don't know though, did McD's ever try a hot dog Happy Meal?

                                        Andrea

                                        I worked at McDonald's in high school. I remember my boss mentioning that they did have hot dogs for a while, probably like one of those limited time only deals, think McRib. I don't remember him saying they had a hot dog happy meal. Kids seem to have a penchant for choking on hotdogs, and I'd imagine that the golden arch bigwigs want to avoid as many lawsuits as possible.
                                         
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                                          Fieldthistle

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                                          RE: fast food hot dogs Sun, 08/13/06 2:01 AM (permalink)
                                          Hello All,
                                          Rowsdower98, thanks for bringing me the memories of Krystal Pup dogs. When I lived for a time in Tuscalossa, Al., the Krystal Pup dogs, plain or with chili, were a delight and tender to my budget. Wish I had one now.
                                          Take Care,
                                          Fieldthistle
                                           
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                                            roossy90

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                                            RE: fast food hot dogs Sun, 08/13/06 2:16 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by Jimeats

                                            I was told it is due to the fact that all hot dogs are regional. The spices and the overall ingredients vary from one region to the next. They can not maintain consitant quality chain wide. Just too many variables in a barker. Chow Jim


                                            Totally makes sense to me.
                                            Good point, Jim...
                                             
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                                              Rowsdower98

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                                              RE: fast food hot dogs Sun, 08/13/06 7:20 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by roossy90

                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by Jimeats

                                              I was told it is due to the fact that all hot dogs are regional. The spices and the overall ingredients vary from one region to the next. They can not maintain consitant quality chain wide. Just too many variables in a barker. Chow Jim


                                              Totally makes sense to me.
                                              Good point, Jim...



                                              Foods like sub sandwiches and pizza are regional as well, and Subway and Pizza Hut seem to be thriving nationwide, and around the world.
                                               
                                              #23
                                                Ashphalt

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                                                RE: fast food hot dogs Mon, 08/14/06 9:30 AM (permalink)
                                                Maybe the difference is that most parts of the country have a local dog that is long-established as the local taste. Pizza Hut, Subway and the like built their businesses by moving into areas that didn't have strong local standards in these products (the first Pizza Hut I knew of was in Manchester, NH which in the 60s had horrible pizza compared to Southern New England). As these chains grew, they became something of a standard for many. And as people travel and move they look for what they know, creating a market for these homogenized imitation products even in places which have better local goods.

                                                As an aside, I tried a chili dog at the local A&W/KFC. Bland dog, but the chili tasted like something. I think it was Alpo. Won't do that again. Similar experience with the Oscar Mayer stand at the food court of our outlet mall. Bland dog, but they do have a reasonable selection of toppings. Nothing like a local but it'll do in a pinch. (And it's the only stand in the food court that never has a line!)
                                                 
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                                                  frogger67

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                                                  RE: fast food hot dogs Wed, 09/20/06 5:20 PM (permalink)
                                                  In VA we have a chain of places called Frank & Stein--usually inside malls.
                                                  Very good dogs and you can get beer there too!
                                                   
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                                                    Scorereader

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                                                    RE: fast food hot dogs Wed, 09/20/06 5:35 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by frogger67

                                                    In VA we have a chain of places called Frank & Stein--usually inside malls.
                                                    Very good dogs and you can get beer there too!


                                                    1st time I saw that place was in the Carousel Center in Syracuse, NY. I think it's a clever name.
                                                     
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                                                      Fieldthistle

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                                                      RE: fast food hot dogs Wed, 09/20/06 7:18 PM (permalink)
                                                      Hello All,
                                                      Yesterday I had a Dairy Queen Hot Dog in Bridgewater, Va., and it was very good.
                                                      I just had chili put on, not chili and cheese. The chili was spicy, but not
                                                      too. The dog itself was okay, but the chili made it very good.
                                                      Frankly, I was surprised and delighted.
                                                      Take Care,
                                                      Fieldthistle
                                                       
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                                                        marcbla

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                                                        RE: fast food hot dogs Mon, 10/9/06 5:12 PM (permalink)
                                                        A& W sells hot dogs too!
                                                         
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                                                          Michael Hoffman

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                                                          RE: fast food hot dogs Mon, 10/9/06 5:31 PM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by SassyGritsAL

                                                          The guys at work keep telling me to try the chili dogs at Checkers. Since I've only eaten at Checkers about twice I've yet to try them.

                                                          I've never had them, but my grandson, who is a long-time fan of Rally's (which is a different name for the same chain), says the chili dogs are terrible. Considering that he loves chili dogs, and that he loves everything else at Rally's, I'd probably stay away from them.
                                                           
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                                                            Sheetzaholic

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                                                            RE: fast food hot dogs Sat, 10/14/06 8:33 AM (permalink)
                                                            Sheetz sells two dogs for 99 cents. Sheetz is expanding it's food offerings and offering dining rooms now so they are up there w/ the chains. Currently there are locations in PA, OH, WV, NC, MD, VA, and DE
                                                             
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