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Jul 30, 2014

Review: Sonic - Sonic's Garlic Parmesan Cheesy Bread Dog

Sonic's Garlic Parmesan Cheesy Bread Dog features a hot dog bun with shredded cheddar baked onto it, filled with a beef hot dog, garlic parmesan sauce, and grilled onions.

It's normally $2.89 for the hot dog, but this one was provided courtesy of Sonic.

They also have a Cheese & Bacon version, but I tried that combo with a pretzel bun and found it lackluster (and very salty).

The cheesy bread bun works out to be more a gimmick than anything. I couldn't pick out the cheese's flavor at all, even when eating just the bun. The cheesy rolls for 50 cents at my local chain supermarket offer a lot more flavor. Beyond that the bun itself isn't your standard hot dog bun but instead is a soft, dense roll that gives you the same texture as a pretzel bun without the signature taste.

The hot dog was juicy and tasty. The garlic parmesan mostly provided a creamy parmesan platform with just a touch of garlic. It's balanced out by the grilled onions, which were cooked perfectly with a sweet delicious pop when I bit into them.

Overall, Sonic's Garlic Parmesan Cheesy Bread Dog was pretty enjoyable, but the bun is a fairly poor rendition of cheesy bread.

I also tried the garlic parmesan and onion combination on a pretzel bun on a previous visit to try the Garlic Parmesan Cheesy Bread Dog because I ordered it and they didn't bother to tell me that they were out of cheesy bread buns and instead just substituted a pretzel bun. The pretzel doesn't quite work as well with the garlic parmesan sauce (but it might also be because they barely gave me any onions on that one).

Nutritional Info for Sonic Garlic Parmesan Cheesy Bread Dog (169g)
Calories - 510 (from Fat - 270)
Fat - 30g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 1240mg
Carbs - 45g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 17g


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