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Nathan Famous: Hotdogs And More

November 20, 2014

Nathan Famous was founded in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker opened a small hot dog stand in Coney Island, New York. Nathan, a Polish immigrant sold hot dogs that were made based on a recipe developed by his wife, Ida. The business caught on and today the company has gone beyond selling hotdogs leveraging the Nathan Famous brand to enter various businesses.

Nathan Famous, Inc. along with its subsidiaries, operates in the food service industry both in the US and abroad. The firm markets Nathan Famous brand; and sells products bearing the Nathan Famous trademarks through various distribution channels. It operates and franchises quick-service restaurants that feature Nathan beef hot dogs; crinkle-cut French-fries potatoes; and a range of other menu offerings under the Nathan Famous brand name.

The company’s restaurant system as of June 29, 2014 comprised of 311 Nathans franchised units, including 121 Branded Menu units; and 5 company-owned units, including 1 seasonal unit located in 28 states, the Cayman Islands, and 9 foreign countries.

Nathan Famous is headquartered in Jericho, New York.

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