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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 Empire City location. Without a doubt, the friendliest guy in hot dogs. Check out the Empire City hot spots while nibbling one of his specialty links.

— 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 on the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed. He is a human resident of Empire City who manages the local Don Fachio hot dog stand, a worldwide hot dog mega-franchise, which is simply known as "Don Fachio's Empire City". Just like his co-workers, he is a skilled hot dog cook.

Chili Dog specialty

The Hot Dog Vendor's specialty is the Urban Dog (アーバンホットドッグ Āban Hotto Doggu?, lit. "Urban Hot Dog"), a type of customized Chili Dog that makes the consumer physically pumped up, and which gives Sonic the Hedgehog seventy Experience Points when eaten. He will however only sell these Urban Dogs to those who can clear his Mission. In the game, he hands out Missions for Sonic to clear and rewards him with up to three Urban 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 mission sets are split up between Sonic the Hedgehog's gameplay and Sonic the Werehog's gameplay, and they can be accessed during their respective time of day.

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


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