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Nathan's Famous

Nathan's Famous Franchise

Nathan's Famous is a leading franchisor of quick-service restaurants with a chain of about 250 Nathan's outlets known for their all-beef frankfurters served with a variety of toppings. In addition to restaurants, the company sells Nathan's branded products through 13,000 points of sale, including vending machines, Subway units at Wal-Mart stores, and Auntie Anne's pretzel shops. Specialty Foods Group makes Nathan's hot dogs for retail sale under a licensing deal.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$90,000 - $1,000,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation

Own a Nathan's Famous Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Fast casual restaurant franchise featuring hot dogs and other menu items
  • Also offers cheesesteaks, sandwiches, wings, nuggets, burgers and more

How does it make money?

  • In store sales of fast casual menu items
  • Sales of packaged grocery items such as hot dogs, burgers and buns

Who is it for?

  • Franchisees with some experience in restaurant or retail food management
  • People who can manage a high volume, fast-paced restaurant business

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Open and oversee a fast casual retail restaurant
  • Hire food service and management personnel as necessary


Nathan's Famous

Flavor of New York

NEW YORK IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA, which is why - after over 100 years as one of New York’s most famous restaurant brands - anyone can walk into a Nathan’s Famous Restaurant anywhere in the world and experience the best of the New York Casual Food scene.

Universally regarded as the “Flavor of New York”, Nathan’s Famous’ menu focuses on four food pillars:

  • World-Famous Hot Dogs & Fries
  • Premium Subs, including Angus Ribeye New York Cheesesteaks by Pat LaFrieda
  • Best-in-class, cooked-to-order burger with our proprietary Best Burger Pledge™
  • Hand-Breaded Chicken and Onion Rings.

Our restaurant system includes over 250 restaurants worldwide, with adaptable, locally sourced menus and prototypes. Nathan’s Famous branded products are currently distributed globally, including packaged hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, onion rings and more.Our world-famous hot dogs are served in a multitude of outlets, including movie theatres, bowling centers, cruise ships, and casinos.

And with more than 28 billion views worldwide of our cult-favorite Hot Dog Eating contest last Fourth of July, Nathan’s Famous’ claim to the cuisine and culture of New York isn’t just authentic, it’s proprietary.

Business Opportunities

Nathan’s offers a wide range of restaurant designed and customized equipment, thereby offering business opportunities to qualified candidates regardless of space constraints or investment limitations.

Our Franchise Business Consultants have over 45 years of experience in the QSR industry.

The focus on their responsibility will be to assist you and your management team to maximize sales and profits.

Nathan’s training team will guide you from the beginning, assisting with site selection and design, marketing, pre-opening and ongoing support.

Nathan's Offers

  • A high quality brand with over 103 years of heritage
  • The world’s best hot dogs and crinkle cut French fries
  • Nathan’s menu offers a fast casual dining experience – we are the Flavor of New York! World’s best Hot Dogs, Award Winning Crinkcle Cut French Fries, New York Style Angus Beef Cheesesteak by Pat LaFreida, hand-battered Chicken and more.
  • A business model to fit any footprint, plus mobile solutions – Food trucks, trailers and carts.
  • High profits, low costs and great returns!


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