Nathan's Famous

Initial Franchise Fee$30,000
Number of units 290
Investment Level $200,001 ~ $300,000
Franchising Since1988
Royalty Fee5.5%

About Us

The Nathan’s Famous story is as much about famous flavor as it is tradition. In 1916, Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker started a nickel hot dog stand on Coney Island with a $300 loan from two friends and his wife’s secret spice recipe. Today, Nathan's is the most famous hot dog in the world, with restaurants across the globe, products in every supermarket in America and millions of beloved fans. Our restaurant system now includes nearly 300 restaurants; five locations are corporate owned with the remaining franchised or licensed operations. We serve world famous all beef hot dogs and crinkle cut French fries and a wide variety of menu items. Nathan’s Famous hot dogs are served in a multitude of outlets including movie theaters, bowling centers, cruise ships, casinos and many more. Nathan’s Famous also co-brands with other quick serve restaurant partners. Nathan’s Famous branded products are currently distributed in 50 states and in 13 countries around the world. Our grocery items include packaged hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, onion rings and other assorted items that can be found in supermarkets and club stores.

For over 100 years, Nathan's Famous has satisfied food lovers all over the globe with a made-to-order menu featuring our all beef hot dogs and crinkle cut fries, chicken and burgers, Arthur Treacher's seafood and more. With nearly 300 domestic & international restaurants, Nathan's represents a well-respected & iconic American brand, and is expanding to various markets - domestic & international.

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Upcoming Expos

Nov 1-3, 2018 Los Angeles, CA
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Franchise Expo West

Los Angeles Convention Center
Jan 24-26, 2019 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Franchise Expo South

Broward County Convention Center
May 30-Jun 1, 2019 New York, NY
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International Franchise Expo

The Javits Center