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£20,001 - £50,000
Food & Drink Franchises

Wienerschnitzel is the world’s largest hotdog restaurant chain. The company was established in 1961, with a proven 60-year track record.

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After a record-breaking year, the iconic brand sets eyes on expanding outside of the United States.

Founded in 1961 by John Galardi in Southern California, Wienerschnitzel has become the world’s largest hot dog chain, with more than 300 locations and serving over 120 million hot dogs per year. The popular brand with the fun, memorable name and delicious, flavour-packed menu options continues to grow throughout the western United States. Now, the family-owned restaurant chain is ready to expand its successful business model internationally and take the hot dog global.


Wienerschnitzel offers one of the most distinctive and delicious menus in the industry. Celebrated for its world-famous Chili Dogs, Corn Dogs, Chili Cheese Fries, beverages and creamy Tastee Freez soft serve desserts, it continues to capture the heart and appetite of customers.

“In a world filled with hamburgers, pizza and chicken options – the hot dog is a unique and tasty choice,” says Werner Glass, head of International Franchise Development for Wienerschnitzel. “Hot dogs are a universally loved food, and owning a Wienerschnitzel franchise offers a highly differentiated business in an already crowded market.”

For nearly 60 years, Wienerschnitzel has proven to be a model of success and a profitable business opportunity. Thanks to its strong operating practices and committed leadership team, franchisees experienced record-high sales despite the challenges of the recent pandemic. Its flexible store designs, superior training in addition to strong leadership and consumer demand make it an attractive opportunity for investors and QSR operators.


Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, is searching for international partners to go global.

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