In 1916, Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker started a nickel hot dog stand on Coney Island with a $300 loan from two friends and his wifes secret spice recipe. Today, Nathans is the most famous hot dog in the world, with restaurants across the globe, products in every supermarket in America and millions of fans.
The Nathan’s Famous story is as much about famous flavor as it is tradition.
In 1916, Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker started a nickel hot dog stand on Coney Island with a $300 loan from two friends and his wife’s secret spice recipe. Today, Nathan’s is the most famous hot dog in the world, with restaurants across the globe, products in every supermarket and Club Stores in America and millions of fans. And yes, the original Coney Island restaurant is still there at the corner of Surf and Stillwell – home of our annual Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Nathan's offers a wide range of restaurant designs and customized equipment, thereby offering business opportunities to qualified candidates regardless of space constraints or investment limitations. Nathan offers:
Nathan’s is the oldest restaurant brand in the United States. The brand has stood the test of time, and will continue supporting franchise development assisting with site selection and evaluation to operational excellence and support from training, grand opening and ongoing 24/7 support.
Our 10 day certification training program – Frankfurter University – provides top-of-the-line hands-on and classroom training conducted by a dedicated, certified training manager.
Your Franchise Business Consultant will work with you to design an equipment package that allows you to offer the most appropriate menu for your location and business needs. General the minimum menu includes:
Local Store Marketing
Publicity & Public Relations
Nathan's Famous built a brand on high-quality products in a fun environment run by outgoing and highly-motivated people. Restaurant experience at the GM level or higher is highly recommended, restaurant Management experience a must either by Franchisee Owner, or by hire. Looking for a person who can connect with customers while leading a team of motivated employees. Liquid capital requirement is minimal. Full-time commitment to the brand is prioritized.