World’s Largest Hot Dog Chain!

Wienerschnitzel is the World’s Largest Hot Dog Chain specializing in Chili Dogs, Corn Dogs and Chili Cheese Fries. With restaurants throughout the Southwest United States, it’s beloved for its friendly service, fun personality and unique fare. As demand for hot dogs grows globally, Wienerschnitzel is aggressively planning international development.

Wienerschnitzel Business Proposition:

  • Eight consecutive years of same-store sales increases in the U.S. – low food costs – highly profitable business model
  • Small real estate footprint – lower cost of entry
  • Simple business to operate
  • World famous hot dog and Tastee Freez® soft-serve menu – outstanding in quality and taste
  • Global consumer demand, very few “quality” hot dog options
  • Privately owned, family-run business since 1961
  • Superior training and support

About the Wienerschnitzel:

Country of origin: United States
Year Founded: 1961
Date Franchising Commenced: 1963

Wienerschnitzel was founded in 1961 in Southern California by John Galardi. John wanted his restaurants to stand out from the crowd so that’s why he specialized in hot dogs while others were focused on hamburgers and tacos. He called it Wienerschnitzel instead of something like John’s Hot Dogs to get customers’ attention, it sure did. Being proud to be unique is one of the values the company still lives by today. It’s also still run by the Galardi family. His wife, Cindy, is the CEO, his son, JR, is the President and all franchisees are considered part of the WienerFam.

Wienerschnitzel Currently Operates in these Countries:


Wienerschnitzel Videos:

Wienerschnitzel Income Streams:

  • Retail
  • Delivery
  • Franchise Fee Income (For Master Franchise Markets)
  • Royalty Fee Income (For Master Franchise Markets)

Wienerschnitzel Training & Support:

Our Training Program is an intense nine-week program that acquaints franchisees with day-to-day requirements of operating a restaurant. The program involves a six-day workweek, averaging ten or more hours per day. This program is self-paced designed to effectively prepare our franchisees to operate as an independent businessperson.

Type of Franchises Offered by Wienerschnitzel Internationally:

  • Master Franchise Opportunities
  • Area Development Franchise Opportunities
  • Multi-Unit Franchise Opportunities

Wienerschnitzel International Franchisee Profile:


  • Restaurant operator or retail experience
  • Well-capitalized
  • Demonstrated track record of restaurant growth.


  • Access to and experience in developing commercial real estate
  • Minimum financial requirements

Wienerschnitzel Franchise Opportunities Available in these Countries:

Indian Subcontinent
Middle East

Brand Manager: Troy Franklin – | +60-19-210-1909  

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