Bacon and Blue Dog
This was the surprising winner of the two. Keep in mind I am not a huge fan of hotdogs anyway but I found this one surpassingly good. The poppyseed bun was soft and warm. The hotdog it self was cooked well enough. They have a nice firmness to them that gives them a nice firm bite. The toppings were good as well. The tomatoes and lettuce were fresh. The bacon was not great, but for fast food bacon it was not so bad. The Blue Cheese Dressing tasted more like mayo and would have helped to have a thinner consistency but overall it did not take away from the hotdog. Overall it tasted fresh and fulfilling.
Rating: 4/5 "It's Just Swell"
The Kickin' Coney
I would not call this a disappointment, but it definitely was not a winner either. It is simply just the chili cheese dog with crispy onion strings and a chipotle BBQ sauce. The onion strings provide a nice texture change but there are not enough of them and they are a bit too soggy. The Chipotle BBQ was a nice little flavor spin but really did not work with this. It ended up being too much. It was a good and clever idea for Sonic but it did not work for me. I can see some people enjoying it though.
Rating: 3/5 "It's Just Meh"
I always appreciate a good effort by fast food chains to mix it up and Sonic definitely does that here. If you liked their other hot dogs check these out while they are around.