BB Wolf’s Sausage Co. is a kiosk located in the Marketplace section of Disney Springs kind of across from T-Rex and in between Paddlefish and World of Disney.
It opened with the Sprangz back in May of 2016.
I’ve visited a couple of times over the last year or so and it’s always offered a really fast, no-nonsense experience with waits that should top out around five minutes. On the downside, it doesn’t necessarily offer atmosphere that isn’t otherwise available by simply walking around the shopping and dining district.
But the concept of the Big Bad Wolf serving pork perhaps makes up for a lack of a real dedicated seating area. It’s also hilarious that it looks like different building materials were used, just like in the store. There are a few tables across from the kiosk and in a nook to the right of where it stands. I have been known to continue walking across the bridge to eat at Earl of Sandwich’s outdoor seating area.
Here is the original menu:
Note that the company was established in 1933, which is the year that Disney’s Silly Symphony with Fifer Pig, Fiddler Pig, and Practical Pig debuted. Since opening, the Big Bad Wolf has reconsidered two of his under-performing recipes. I’m sure it’s the pigs’ fault.
That’s probably smart. This is…or was…the Bavarian Sausage Sandwich – Mini Meterwurst, Braised Red Cabbage, and Spicy Brown Mustard on a Pretzel Roll.
The slimy sausage ropes were wrapped around each other inside the roll and it was then topped with what seems like enough cabbage for about 15 of these sandwiches. It was overwhelmingly sour and while the sausage had a nice spicy component on its own, the thick pretzel roll was incredibly bland. I’m not surprised it got the hook.
Fortunately, the $10.39 Three Little Pigs Trio is still offered.
The Chili-Cheese version is on the far left and is the most straightforward of the options, though the addition of the corn chips offers an interesting crunch that you don’t typically find in Disney’s chili-cheese dogs served elsewhere.
There’s just a touch of heat in the meaty chili that complements the mild spices in the regensburger sausage well. All three buns were incredibly soft and did a nice job of holding the numerous ingredients together without detracting from the flavor profile. The middle sausage is wrapped up in bacon and covered in a mildly spicy black bean salsa that’s tempered slightly by the lime sour cream, at least before you bite into the jalapeno slice on top. I thought the southwestern toppings came together well with the coolness of the salsa contrasting nicely with the spice of the sausage and the added meatiness of the bacon against the citrus-y sour cream. Finally, the third type is of the Reuben variety with sauerkraut, braised red cabbage, Swiss cheese, a few shreds of corned beef, and Russian dressing combining nicely on top of the sausage, which makes for a zestier version of your typical corned beef.
Altogether, it’s a fun variety of flavors that’s easily shareable. Junior might be into the Chili version while Mom is all about that southwestern flavor. Combined, it makes for a surprisingly filling meal as the toppings are particularly hearty in their own right.
Before we go further, here’s the current menu:
The Big Bad and Greek Dogs were added on March 23rd, while the House-Made Pretzel Braid and Bratwurst and Cheese Spatzel were added around September of last year, originally as limited time options for Oktoberfest. The Braid, served with Cheese Fondue and Mustard, is a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan and may be worth seeking out for those with snack credits to spare.
The “$8.49 Vegetarian Italian Sausage – Peppers, Onions and Marinara with a side of Homemade Pickles” is another flavorful option served inside of the perfect bun. The vegan sausage is produced by “Field Roast Grain Meat Co.” out of Seattle and is made with “fresh eggplant and packed with fennel, red wine, garlic, and sweet peppers.” The fennel flavor dominates and gives it a surprisingly spicy, meaty flavor given we’re actually eating eggplant. And while you can purchase the sausage itself at the store, the fresh peppers and onions add a lot of spice to the flavor profile and the marinara sauce helps cool down the spice of the fennel. Altogether, it’s a really good vegetarian option that should impress given you like fennel.
Onto newer items, this is the “$8.69 Greek Dog – All-Beef Hot Dog with fresh Tzatziki Sauce, shaved Gyro Meat, Cucumber, Tomato, and Spring Mix topped with Feta.”
The toppings, most of which were finely diced, were kind of hard to keep on the dog, at least for those of us that have a tendency to turn the bun sideways when taking a bite. Before serving it, the cast member taking my order and the cast member putting together the sausages briefly chatted about it, and looking back, I think it must have been about the absent gyro meet since there was none present. The missing meat didn’t occur to me until a couple of hours later since I’m bad at this. As it stood, the hot dog had a nice beefy flavor and a nice snap to each bite. The toppings were incredibly fresh and flavorful – I was impressed by how well the creamy tzatziki that’s squirted on underneath the dog jelled with the sausage and salad toppings. The bread was slightly crispy on the outside and did a nice job of holding everything that didn’t fall out together. Served alone, it wasn’t an overwhelming portion, but it would certainly fill most people up for at least a few hours and could easily be cut in half to share.
Better was the “$8.69 Big Bad Dog – Spicy Hot Dog, Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce, and Onion Jam topped with Cucumber and Tomato Relish.”
The sausage was spicier than the All-Beef version and what is probably Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce gives it an almost Korean BBQ vibe, the spice of which is tempered nicely by the cucumber and tomato relish, in addition to the piquant onion jam.
The Homemade Pickles, which are not included with the Greek Dog for some reason, are a lot more cucumber than pepper or onion now. Each has a nice crunch to it with a lot of vinegar present. The flavors contrast nicely with most of the sausages.
Corless swears by the $9.39 Bratwurst with Cheese Spätzle served with a Pretzel Roll and side of Homemade Pickles. It’s a hefty dish with the amount of soft egg noodles underneath the creamy cheese, coupled with the heft of the pretzel roll, and seven thick slices of the Brat. Very good.
Overall, B.B Wolf’s is leagues better than any of Disney’s other hot dog or sausage outlets, including Casey’s Corner or Sommerfest. The ingredients are a lot higher quality and a lot more thought has gone into the recipes and execution of each freshly-prepared dish. With so many options at Disney Springs, and the lack of dedicated seating, I’m not sure if a stop here “feels” like a complete experience like a visit to another quick service or restaurant might. But pricing is pretty reasonable considering the quality and portion size of the sausages. I think I wish that there was just a little more to the overall experience rather than “feeling” like I just bought a hot dog from a kiosk.
But those looking for one of the quickest bites possible should look no further than BB Wolf’s and nearby The Daily Poutine, which I’ll review next.