In the midst of a messy lawsuit with the originators of Dallas’s iconic corny dog, controversial corn dog purveyor Corndog With No Name has introduced a truly over-the-top offering that could only exist in 2020.
Jace Christensen and Victoria Fletcher, the minds behind Corndog With No Name have introduced the Corn Dog Queen, a $24 corny dog that’s crowned with gold leaf. As Fletcher told the Dallas Morning News, that gold leaf is intended to resemble the squirt of yellow mustard that typically tops a corn dog, and must be carefully placed onto the deep-fried dog with tweezers and a paintbrush.
The colossal price tag also includes a can of sparkling wine to pair with the gold-dipped corny dog, which should at least bring some flavor to the table unlike the completely tasteless (double entendre intended) garnish it accompanies.
Scope out the Corn Dog Queen in all its glory below:
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It’s an interesting strategy to set Corndog With No Name apart from Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs, which were invented by Jace Christensen’s great-grandfather in the 1940s. After Christensen announced plans to open her corn-dog-focused restaurant, originally called Fletch, Fletcher’s immediately distanced itself from the project, sparking a family feud that continues to drag on.
In 2019, Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs filed a lawsuit against Christensen and Victoria Fletcher, alleging that the restaurant was engaging in “willful trademark infringement and unfair competition” with the iconic State Fair corny dog stand. In January, a federal judge handed a win to Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs, issuing a temporary injunction that barred Christensen from using the name “Fletch” or any other branding that would suggest an association between the two fried wiener purveyors until the lawsuit is settled. The next hearing on the suit is scheduled for November 2020.
It’s been a truly weird year for Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs, lawsuit notwithstanding. First, the State Fair of Texas, the annual event during which its stands parked across Fair Park would typically sell more than 630,000 corny dogs, was cancelled. Then, Fletcher’s started serving its wares through Dallas-based fried chicken chain Golden Chick and hosting pop-ups across DFW to fill the corny-dog-shaped hole in the hearts of Dallasites everywhere.
For those who insist on getting their hands on a $24 corn dog covered in gold, Corndog With No Name will begin slinging the Corn Dog Queen via its drive-thru on September 25.
- That’s so Dallas: Restaurant sells corn dog dipped in 24-karat edible gold [DMN]
- Embroiled in a Lawsuit, A Dallas Corn Dog Restaurant Looks For a New Name [EDFW]
- State Fair Corny Dog Icon Fletcher’s Wins Messy Family Trademark Battle [EDFW]
- Iconic State Fair Corny Dog Stand Distances Itself From Similarly Named New Pop-Up [EDFW]