List of Wienerschnitzel Locations in the United States
Complete list of Wienerschnitzel locations in the United States:
Updated on 2017-04-01
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Wienerschnitzel is an American fast food chain founded in 1961 (as "Der Wienerschnitzel") that specializes in hot dogs, also known as the World's Largest Hot Dog Chain. Wienerschnitzel locations are found predominantly in California and Texas, though others are located in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Washington. Outside the 50 states, there is a store located in Guam and one in Panama.
The chain is recognizable by the A-frame style roofs of its older restaurants, similar to the original structures used by IHOP, Tastee-Freez, Nickerson Farms, and Whataburger. Structures that have been converted from Wienerschnitzels into other restaurants often retain the distinctive architecture. The chain's advertising mascot is an anthropomorphized hot dog known as The Delicious One, who runs from people who want to eat him.
Wienerschnitzel sponsors the tongue-in-cheek Wiener Nationals, the de facto national dachshund racing championship series for the United States.
The first Wienerschnitzel was founded by former Taco Bell employee John Galardi (1937-2013) in 1961. This location, still operating today, was a hot dog stand located at 900 West Pacific Coast Highway, east of Figueroa Street, in the Los Angeles community of Wilmington.
In the late 1980s, Galardi converted several stores in the Denver area and other Western cities into The Original Hamburger Stand restaurants. Wienerschnitzels now sell Tastee-Freez ice cream, a brand also owned by Galardi. Wienerschnitzels do not actually serve Wiener Schnitzel.