The Scramble Dog is a Georgian State variation of a hot dog (or dawg, as it is colloquially known). Originating in Columbus, Georgia, it is a cheap, usually red-skinned hot dog, served on a toasted white bun and topped with mustard and spicy chili. This particular chili contains beans and has large chunks of diced raw onion mixed directly into the prepared sauce before being spooned onto the dog. The Scrambled dog in its traditional configuration was invented at now-defunct cigar store and newspaper stand run by Firm Roberts on Columbus' Broadway beginning in 1908. The most famous purveyor of the dog today is the city's Dinglewood Pharmacy, there it is topped with ketchup, mustard, chili with beans, onions, sliced dill pickles, and oyster crackers.
In the 1940s, Johnnie Wise ate a scrambled dog in Columbus and liked it so much that he added his version of the dog to his menu at Johnnie's Drive-In in Fitzgerald, Georgia. His variation kept the toasted hot dog bun topped with mustard, ketchup, homemade chili, sliced hot dogs, and oyster crackers, but he topped it with sliced dill pickles and slaw. Johnnie's menu also includes the Johnnie Burger, which is a scrambled hamburger topped with slaw.