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For other characters with the same name, see Hot Dog Vendor (disambiguation).

The manager of the "Don Fachio" hot dog mega-franchise's Eggmanland venue. Despite being the toughest guy in fast food, he makes a hot dog so classic it tastes nostalgic even at first bite.

— Directory, Sonic Unleashed (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3)

The Hot Dog Vendor (ホットドッグ屋 Hotto Doggu-ya?) is a character that appears in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed. He is a human resident of Eggmanland who manages the local Don Fachio hot dog stand, a worldwide hot dog mega-franchise, which is simply known as "Don Fachio's Eggmanland". Just like his co-workers, he is a skilled hot dog cook.

Chili Dog specialty

The Hot Dog Vendor's specialty is the Doggone Dog (まじうまホットドッグ Majiuma Hotto Doggu?, Seriously Tasty Hot Dog), a type of customized, yet classic Chili Dog that lacks any special traits, unlike his other co-worker's Chili Dogs. It still tastes good though, and gives Sonic seventy Experience Points when eaten. He will only sell these Doggone Dogs to those who can clear his Missions. In the game, he hands out Missions for Sonic to clear and rewards him with up to three Doggone Dogs if he manages to pass them.


The Hot Dog Vendor's missions revolve around testing the player on the basic gameplay found in Sonic Unleashed. His missions are easily the most difficult of the Don Fachio's hot dog missions due to the sheer difficulty of passing through Eggmanland's only stage without losing a life.

If Sonic manages to clear one of these missions, the Hot Dog Vendor will award Sonic with a Doggone Dog. He will however only award Sonic once for each different mission when clearing them for the first time. He will however hand more Doggone Dogs out, the higher level the mission that Sonic passes has; for his level 1 missions, he will give Sonic one Doggone Dog, for his level 2 missions, he will give him two Doggone Dogs and for his level 3 missions, he will give him three Doggone Dogs.


  • Supposedly, the Hot Dog Vendor is the only human resident of Eggmanland besides Dr. Eggman himself.
  • The Hot Dog vendor in Eggmanland has several traits that differs from his co-workers.
    • He is the only one of his co-workers that does not have a total of fifteen Missions; instead he has only three Missions.
    • He is the only one of his co-workers whom Missions are not split up between daytime or nighttime; instead, since the Eggmanland stage is played with both Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Werehog, they have been merged together to include both Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Werehog in the same mission.
    • He is the only one of his co-workers that has only one type of mission.
    • He is the only one of his co-workers that does not have black hair, but instead had blonde hair. However, judging by the color of his eyebrows, he may have just dyed his hair blonde.


Concept artwork



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