Fast Food Review: Corn Dog from Wienerschnitzel
Why are hot dogs so disrespected? There just aren’t enough places serving up a nice variety of hot dog. There are some hole in the wall joints here and there that serve up some killer dogs, but they are few and far between in my neck of the woods. So much so that I’ve been tempted for years to open up my own hot dog place…call it my little pipe dream, but I think it could work. While trekking out West, I came across the fast food hot dog spot called Wienerschnitzel and thought about how long it had been since I had an old fashioned Corn Dog. A cornbread coated hot dog on a stick for just 99¢, I’m a happy customer.
An essential part of every trip to a county fair or carnival, the corn dog conjures up memories of slightly sweet and toasty breading and for me, a hot dog in no need of condiments. Sometimes called a pogo, dagwood dog or a pluto pup, the corn dog is simple and complete. Sure you can chalk it up to being a child’s treat, but I can’t see myself growing out of certain kid tastes (even though it had been years between my last corn dog). At Wienerschnitzel, you’re not getting anything above and beyond the typical corn dog you remember from the last time you held one. Part of the Under $1 Menu, this corn dog consists of a regular sized hot dog with a slightly crunchy medium-thick cornbread batter and deep fried (then baked perhaps). The batter sticks to the dog well and that’s good because I’d hate to take a bite and not get a nice equal balance of dog and cornbread. A classic snack on a stick makes this a perfect grubbing on the go cheap eat. While the Wienerschnitzel Corn Dog is a nice reminder of the simple pleasures in life, don’t be fooled into thinking this one is anything but kind of average. No kicked-up corn bread recipe…no special sausage…almost as regular as your grocers freezer I’m afraid. That’s not actually a bad thing though. It is what it is and it gets the job done.
With old school, traditional snacks and foods, we look at certain items and know what to expect and put absolutely no thought into what it might be like from one taste to the next. A corn dog is a perfect example of this. Have you really ever had a corn dog that stood out as amazing and above all other corn dogs? There really is room for improvement with this particular grub but when it comes down to the basics, this Wienerschnitzel corn dog is like all the rest. A cheap and tasty treat but average to it’s core…and maybe that’s why I like it so much.
Pros: Cheap and simple. Tastes like most all corn dogs and that's fine with me.
Cons: Nothing special. Always room for improvement.
Grubbing on-the-go: 10.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 6.50/10
Calories - 250
Fat - 17 grams
Saturated Fat - 6 grams
Cholesterol - 45 milligrams
Sodium - 490 milligrams
Carbs - 15 grams
Sugars - 1 gram
Dietary Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 7 grams