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A&W: Whistle Dog (Yes, they serve hot dogs)

Diana Chan September 21, 2011 Fast Food, Food for Thought

M was on the hunt for the famous Whistle Dog from A&W. It was popularized by the  ‘All She Wrote’ song by T.I. and Eminem. In the lyrics, Eminem raps “they say McDonalds isn’t a restaurant well I guess I’m wrong
but if you gon tell me that the A&W aint the spot for the best hot dogs you can get the “F” on dawg”.

I’m not exactly sure why it was in the song, but it really made M want to get this. I found hot dogs at A&W so interesting because people normally order the chicken or the burgers. I’ve never ever heard of a whistle dog until now. It’s also pretty hidden on their menu and not available at certain locations. The larger A&Ws will have it, but express places like the Waterfront locations don’t have it.

For $3.60, the whistle dog comes on a toasted hot dog bun with relish, sausage, processed cheese and bacon. The sausage is nicely butterflied , so you get more sausage taste from every bite. They probably don’t make this that often, so M had to wait 5 minutes for them to prepare it. Not very ‘fast’ for fastfood.

It’s obviously not comparable to the usual hotdog, but it’s not too bad. We really loved the addition of the bacon and the gooey cheese. For $4 after tax, I might as well just make it myself at home.

Have you tried this before?

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Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.