2,200 calorie Mac Daddy Dog makes debut

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - The Mac Daddy Dog is definitely a southern delicacy. The all-beef hot dog is surrounded by pimento-cheese macaroni, dunked in an egg wash, then breaded and deep fried.

It's the yearly creation on sale now at the Food Lion Auto Fair from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Many folks are a little confused at first. Some think it's just a souped up hot dog. But when the cut-in-half treat is served up, people immediately change their tune.

Eileen DelPiano is the senior sous chef for Levy Foods which is a major vendor of speedway food. DelPiano says her team tried several big-ticket foods items before landing on the Mac Daddy Dog.

"We tried the "bologna ball", and it didn't work," said DelPiano before elaborating it was just plain gross.

But the Bologna Ball helped pave the way for the encrusted hot dog.

Fans seemed to thoroughly enjoy the steamy pocket of cheesy goodness. Some even enjoyed it after they learned it comes with a calorie count of 2,200.

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