A&W Whistle Dog (CopyCat)

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"This is a childhood favourite of mine I would order when I went to our favourite spot. My parents would bring us to A&W which was a drive-in restaurant at that time. The servers would wheel themselves on roller skates and bring your food tray to the car and hang the tray over the open widow."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (174 g)
  • Calories 499.3
  • Total Fat - 26.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 74.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1287.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 5.5 g
  • Protein - 38.8 g
  • Calcium - 1096.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Wrap one slice of bacon around each wiener and cook in a skillet over medium-high heat until bacon is crispy.

Step 2

Meanwhile, warm the buns. (I heat mine up on the grill or in the microwave but these can be warmed in the oven also)

Step 3

Wrap the cooked wiener and bacon with a slice of cheese and place on bun.

Step 4

Top each dog with 1/2 tablespoon of relish.

Step 5


Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



The hubby loved his dog for lunch today...he only wanted one because he wasn't sure he would enjoy it...he was sorry for only requesting one...I replaced the relish with diced onion...due to his liking...made for "Billboard" tag game...

review by:
(10 Nov 2022)

Wayne Peters

I loved this hot dog recipe! I modified a few things such as used a cheese bread bun and created my own cheese sauce. And rather than wrap the hot dog with bacon I just layered it. That being said, I also tried exactly as Queenbea suggested and I liked her version more!!!

review by:
(14 Jul 2022)

dienia b

loved this ,its easy and tastes wonderful mr picky enjoyed it too but it brought back memories for me and my mom pat

review by:
(11 Feb 2015)


When my kids asked what I was making I said "jukebox hot-dogs", because it really did remind me of what they may have served in fast food joints in the 50's. This was a really fun way to make hot-dogs and we really enjoyed the flavor. I wish I had root beer on hand because I think it would match up great. My nephew who happened to come over devoured 4 of them. I guess he like it:) Thank you for sharing Queen Bea!!

review by:
(11 Feb 2015)


Very good! And so easy too! Fun dinner!

review by:
(16 Nov 2014)


Very tasty, although I used red pepper relish and omitted the cheese. We had them on whole grain hot dog rolls too. Also used low sodiuim bacon. Yummy! Made for Billboard tag.

review by:
(15 Sep 2014)