Last Year's Rank: 224
Investment Range: $500K to $1 Million
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This fast-food, hot dog chain began as a single store in Wilmington, California, in 1961, called Der Wienerschnitzel. John Galardi, the brand's founder, began selling Wienerschnitzel franchises in 1965. The brand is known not just for its food but the distinctive architecture of its restaurants. Today, Wienerschnitzel is headquartered in Irvine, California.
Global Sales: $249,117,809
US Units: 320
International Units: 0
Total Units: 320
Percent Franchised: 100%
% International Units: 1%
US Franchised Units: 317
International Franchised Units: 2
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Founded in 1961, Wienerschnitzel is the World’s Largest Hot Dog Franchise with a cult-like following and profitable business model. With simple operations and a menu consisting of incredible tasting, unique items, it’s no wonder we OWN the Hot Dog Category! You can only get world famous Chili Dogs, Corn Dogs, Chili Cheese Fries and delicious Tastee Freez Soft-Serve at Wienerschnitzel. We want to share our business success with you. Call to request more information.