Some nationwide sources of bagel dogs are Einstein Bros. Bagels restaurants, Schwan's home grocery delivery service and the many grocery stores that sell Nathan's Famous products. Bagel dogs are also popular offerings at regional bagel chains and independent bagel shops.
Restaurants and stores sometimes categorize bagel dogs with bagels and sometimes place them with sandwiches, so diners and shoppers may need to check multiple sections of a menu or grocery store freezer section in order to find them.
Bagel dogs consist of bagel dough wrapped around a hot dog. They often but do not always also contain cheese. The crispness of the baked bagel can mimic the texture of the "skin" some people enjoy on their hot dogs.