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224. Wienerschnitzel

Last Year's Rank: 224

Investment Range: $500K to $1 Million

Category: Restaurant

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Company Description


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.

Company Statistics


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.

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