Way back in 1916, two Polish immigrants named Nathan and Ida Handwerker worked together in a New York beach resort called Coney Island. They met and they married. On the advice of two singing waiters (Jimmy Durante and Eddie Cantor), the young couple used their life savings to open their very own frankfurter stand, using Ida’s grandmother’s secret spice recipe. And the hot dog was born. The country’s newest taste sensation was sold for a nickel--half the price of the competition! In the 100 years since Nathan’s opened, the brand has gained worldwide recognition for the unparalleled quality and taste of its products. Nathan’s popularity was almost instantaneous. Politicians, show-business personalities, and sports icons are often seen and photographed munching Nathan’s hot dogs. In the earliest days, in 1939, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt entertained King George and Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, he figured the best way to give them a taste of America was to serve them Nathan’s Hot Dogs.
A high quality brand with a near 100 year heritage
The world’s best beef hot dogs and crinkle cut fries since 1916
A wide variety of high quality menu offerings unique to the industry
Flexible and adaptable restaurant designs
High profits, low costs and great returns!
The Nathan’s Famous menu boasts a wide variety of quality offerings that surround our signature beef hot dogs, crinkle cut French fries and old fashioned lemonade. Our flexible menu also includes burgers and Philly cheesesteaks, chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders and seafood from Arthur Treacher’s.
Nathan’s Famous supports its franchise family and provides all the tools needed to succeed in the restaurant business. Some of the support includes:
Site selection, Restaurant Design and Construction Assistance
Training Certification Programs
Perpetual Business Consultation Support
On-Going Field Operations