Oklahoma City

Corn-battered and deep-fried, corn dogs are the epitome of protein on a stick. For one day in August, participating Sonic restaurants offered classic corn dogs for 50 cents. Although it varies by location, the typical price of a Sonic corn dog is about $1.50, so the one-day event proved to be a money saver for consumers who were eager for the treat on a stick.

Uncle Franky’s


Located in northeast Minneapolis, Uncle Franky’s has cornered the market on hot dogs in the Twin Cities. And for a snack-friendly version of its protein-packed dogs, Uncle Franky’s menu includes a mini flight of hot dogs: three dogs in tiny form, with the same toppings that are available for their full-sized cousins.

Wetzel’s Pretzels

Pasadena, Calif.

The bite-size version of Wetzel’s Pretzels’ classic Wetzel Dog features mini all-beef hot dogs wrapped in a classic Wetzel Pretzel. The chewy pretzel dough, sprinkled with salt, plus the hot dog makes for a unique protein snack.


Newport Beach, Calif.

To grab the attention of protein lovers, Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, offers an annual tradition called Big Game Deal in conjunction with the Super Bowl. In the promotion, consumers can purchase 25 mini corn dogs for $5 and are allowed up to four orders.