Wienerschnitzel Moves Up 15 Spots on Franchise Times’ Top 200 List

Wienerschnitzel Moves Up 15 Spots on Franchise Times' Top 200 List

Hot Dog Chain Recognized Amongst Leading Franchises in the U.S.

Wienerschnitzel Moves Up 15 Spots on Franchise Times' Top 200 ListWienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, is proud to announce it climbed 15 spots in the recently published Franchise Times Top 200 List. The prestigious ranking identifies the top-performing franchise systems in the U.S. based on global system-wide sales from the previous year.

Wienerschnitzel attributes its jump from the 191st to the 176th position to its strategic efforts to build brand awareness across an expanded customer demographic. Also to be credited is the brand’s unwavering commitment over the past five decades, to serving its craveable classics, including Wienerschnitzel’s famous chili dog, at a great value, which has helped to solidify the company’s strong position in the QSR marketplace. With sights set on significant expansion, having recently introduced a smaller-footprint restaurant design with a low cost of entry, the company is poised for exponential growth.

“We are honored that Wienerschnitzel continues to be recognized among the franchise heavy-hitters by the industry authorities at Franchise Times,” said Ted Milburn, Director of U.S. Franchise Development for Wienerschnitzel. “Given Wienerschnitzel’s 19 consecutive quarters of same store sales growth and our many exciting initiatives in progress, there has never been a better time to invest and partner with the brand. We’re extremely confident of the positive road ahead for our company and family of franchisees.”

Wienerschnitzel currently has 320 locations in 10 states. The company is recruiting passionate franchise partners with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and is awarding a variety of franchise opportunities including area development, single unit, and non-traditional venues such as convenience stores in both new and existing markets throughout the U.S. For more information about the benefits of owning a Wienerschnitzel, visit


Founded by John Galardi in 1961 with a single hot dog stand in Wilmington, California, Wienerschnitzel ( is a bona fide pioneer of the limited-service food industry. Today, Wienerschnitzel is the world’s largest hot dog chain and home of America’s favorite Chili Dog. Based in Irvine, California, the parent company, Galardi Group, franchises restaurants throughout the U.S., including Wienerschnitzel, Hamburger Stand, and Tastee Freez. An iconic American brand with a devoted following for over 50 years, Wienerschnitzel is poised for exponential growth, both domestically and internationally. With a refreshed marketing focus, Wienerschnitzel has received tremendous media attention and accolades including Franchise Times’ “20 to Watch” and voted Best Fast Food in Southern California by the readers of Los Angeles Daily News for five years and running. Additionally, the company recently introduced a unique next generation store design featuring a smaller footprint and a lower cost of entry; while the simple menu allows for easy execution and lower food costs.  As a family owned and operated company, Wienerschnitzel is in a unique position to always put its franchise partners first and is actively recruiting passionate franchise candidates to grow with the brand during this very exciting time.  For more information on owning a Wienerschnitzel, visit or contact Ted Milburn – Director, Franchise Development at