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The Iconic Fletcher’s Corny Dog Gets a Cheesy, Spicy Upgrade for This Year’s State Fair of Texas

The Dallas Hot Bird Dog is loaded with mac and cheese and topped with crispy fried jalapenos

The exterior of Fletcher’s Corny Dogs at the State Fair of Texas
Fletcher’s at the Thrillway
Fletcher’s Corny Dogs [Official Photo]
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After decades of serving the State Fair of Texas’s most iconic offering, the minds behind Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs are introducing a spicy, cheesy new offering.

Called the Dallas Hot Bird Dog, the new State Fair offering involves a smoked turkey frank that’s dipped into a spicy batter, then deep-fried. Once it’s cooked, the corny dog is split down the middle, loaded down with a scoop of mac and cheese, then topped with Cholula hot saue and crispy fried jalapenos. According to a press release, this was the Fletcher family’s entrant into this year’s Big Tex Choice Awards, but the Dallas Hot Bird Dog didn’t make it onto the list of this year’s 10 finalists.

Scope out the Dallas Hot Bird Dog in all its glory below:

A corn dog split in half and topped with macaroni and cheese ,hot sauce, and fried jalapenos State Fair of Texas [Official Photo]

In addition to the Dallas Hot Bird Dog, Fletcher’s will also introduce its beef-and-brisket Make Mine Texan dog, which was born while the fried food purveyor was hosting pop-ups after the cancellation of the 2020 State Fair of Texas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Folks who are dying to try a spicy Fletcher’s Corny Dog at the State Fair of Texas can find the Dallas Hot Bird Dog at the Fletcher’s Retro Concession Trailer, located near the Midway on the Thrillway. The State Fair of Texas kicks off on September 24.