The World’s Largest Hot Dog Chain

with over 50 years of proven success

When our fans are craving a Chili Dog, they think Wienerschnitzel! Founded in 1961 by John Galardi with a single location in Southern California, Wienerschnitzel has grown to be the world’s largest hot dog chain serving more than 120 million hot dogs a year; and we’re über famous for our delicious secret-recipe chili that we like to smother on fries, hot dogs and burgers. Plus, you can’t forget about our Tastee Freez soft serve treats to round out an epic meal.

Nobody should have to live without Wienerschnitzel, so you’re going to be seeing a lot more of us popping up all over the country. But, we’re more than the best chili dogs and corn dogs in the world. We have a responsibility to the people and the communities who have supported us for the past 50+ years, and we’re passionate about sharing our successes to help make a difference in the world. We also know that our fans like to have a good time, so we’re partnering with exciting brands and events in the music, fashion, and sports industries. Keep an eye out for our iconic big red W!

We’re a family-owned company and we’re going to keep it that way. We know that Wienerschnitzel holds a special place in the hearts of our fans, many who’ve grown up with us, and we’re committed to serving up craveable food at a great value for many generations to come.