- For other characters with the same name, see Hot Dog Vendor (disambiguation).
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 Spagonia who manages the local Don Fachio hot dog stand, a worldwide hot dog mega-franchise, which is simply known as "Don Fachio's Spagonia". Just like his co-workers, he is a skilled hot dog cook.
Chili Dog specialty
The Hot Dog Vendor's specialty is the Brainiac Dog (インテリホットドッグ Interi Hotto Doggu?, lit. "Intel Hot Dog"), a type of customized Chili Dog that is supposed to provoke the consumers' intellectual curiosity, and which gives Sonic the Hedgehog seventy Experience Points when eaten. He will, however, only sell these Brainiac 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 Brainiac 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, which 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 Brainiac Dog. He will only award Sonic once for each different mission when clearing them for the first time. He will, however, hand more Brainiac Dogs out, the higher level the mission that Sonic passes; for his level 1 missions, he will give Sonic one Brainiac Dog, for his level 2 missions, he will give him two Brainiac Dogs and for his level 3 missions, he will give him three Brainiac Dogs.