Wienerschnitzel

Wienerschnitzel Founder John Galardi Passes Away at Age 75

John Galardi, 75, founder and chairman of Galardi Group, parent company of Wienerschnitzel, The Original Hamburger Stand, and Tastee Freez, passed away of pancreatic cancer on Saturday, April 13.

Galardi began as an eager entrepreneur determined to make it in the world of fast food. Over the past 52 years, Galardi has guided Wienerschnitzel from a single hot dog stand in 1961 to what is now: the world’s largest hot dog chain, owning or operating 350 locations and selling more than 120 million hot dogs annually.

Fans See Bright Lights, Big Cities at Wienerschnitzel

Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, is launching its “Big City Favorites Sweepstakes,” giving Facebook fans the chance to win a free trip to one of three big cities: Chicago, New York City, or Los Angeles.

The “Big City” sweepstakes runs April 8–May 26, 2013, and shines the spotlight on three regional hot dog favorites: Chicago Dog, NY Coney Island Dog, and LA Bacon Wrapped Street Dog.

Fans may register to win on Wienerschnitzel’s “Big City Favorites” Facebook tab, as well as earn bonus entries by sharing the contest with their Facebook friends.

Wienerschnitzel Wants Fans to Cash in on a Corn Dog

Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, is offering guests the chance to win big once again during its fourth annual “Cash in on a Corn Dog” sweepstakes by giving away $100,000 in cash prizes andmore than 1.2 millionfree corn dogs.

Beginning February 25, every corn dog stick will reveal either an instant winner or a code to redeem prizes online. Approximately one out of every four 99-cent corn dogs purchased will win a prize on the spot, ranging from the grand cash prize of $10,000 to a free corn dog.

Wienerschnitzel Goes Under the Sea with Seafood Trio

Wienerschnitzel, the world's largest hot dog chain, is making a splash with the return of its "UnDER the Sea Trio" menu items.

For a limited time, Wienerschnitzel is offering three fish options: the Sea Dog, Fish Wrap, and Fish 'n Chips, each made with flaky, white Alaskan Pollock fillets.

Wienerschnitzel's seafood menu options are available through April 7 at participating locations.

"UnDER the Sea Trio" menu items include:

Wienerschnitzel's Chili Dog 99 Cents Through Jan. 27

Starting January 7, Wienerschnitzel is bringing back the 99-cent Original Chili Dog for the third straight year. The world's largest hot dog chain is starting 2013 off in a big way with the return of this deal. The promotion will knock down the price of the menu original to 99 cents through January 27.

Wienerschnitzel Next in Line to Enforce Crate-Free Pork

Galardi Group, franchisor of Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, announced that it is committed to purchasing pork only from suppliers with documented plans to end their use of gestation crates by 2022.

The company operates 350 locations and serves more than 120 million hot dogs each year.   

Wienerschnitzel Rolls Out Der Chicken Dippers

Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, is mixing things up with the introduction of its newest menu item, Der Chicken Dippers.

On the menu beginning August 27, the bite-sized crispy chicken is served with a choice of three savory dipping sauces: Sweet and Tangy BBQ, Spicy Buffalo Wing, and Creamy Ranch.

Wienerschnitzel’s new 100 percent all-white meat boneless Der Chicken Dippers are lightly breaded and cooked-to-order so they’re served hot and fresh every time.

Restaurants Feeling Heat From Retail Competition

Restaurants and retailers have a long history of competing over consumers' share of stomach. That competition becomes particularly intense late in the day, when busy families must decide what's for dinner. If money is tight, retailers often win the family dinner battle by offering appealing ready-to-eat, center-of-plate options, easily paired with sides. 

Wienerschnitzel Brings Back Footlong in Three Varieties

Wienerschnitzel has re-introduced its Footlong: a 12-inch hot dog that satisfies twice the craving of its classic six-inch dog.

Beginning June 4, customers can shift their taste buds into overdrive with the new Footlong, which is available in three varieties: the ever-popular Chili Cheese Footlong, the classic Chili Footlong, and the traditional Mustard Footlong. 

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