To honor our founders Nathan and Ida Handwerker: 100 years in the making
On September 24, 2016 Nathan and Ida Handwerker's grandsons and local politicians came together to co-name the corner of Surf & Stillwell Avenues "Nathan and Ida Handwerker Way." See the full story at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Nathan’s hot dogs are more than world Famous, they’re record setting. On Friday, September 2nd, in front of a crowd of hungry fans, we set the Guinness World Record for Longest line of hot dogs in a row!
“Nathan’s already stands out in the minds of consumers as the world’s leading premium hot dog,” said Nathan’s executive vice president Scott Harvey. “Setting this hot dog world record is the perfect way to kick off the Labor Day grilling weekend on our anniversary year.”
Anticipation set in early at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station, Manhattan, when Nathan’s Famous partnered with Guinness World Records to set the stage for a day of fun, record breaking, and celebrity appearances!
The day started with a Fan Fest to fire up the crowd, which included games, swag, fortune telling, and a glimpse at the coveted Mustard Belt. As the morning continued, the crowd grew as the large ‘100’ in tables, representing Nathan’s 100 Year Anniversary, were set up.
Major League Eating commentator and legendary Hot Dog Eating Contest announcer, George Shea arrived to get the event started as only he could; and, joined by world record holder Joey Chestnut, got everyone pumped setting a new world record. Then the Nathan’s team jumped in to start making this dream a reality.
As the lines of hot dogs started to grow so did the crowd of people watching both in person and worldwide as the event was broadcast on Facebook Live.
Fan quote: “Wow! 1,916 dogs! My guess was 2,016. I was over by 100 dogs.. Can't beat a hot dog with ketchup and mustard! Way to go Nathan's!”
After all the hot dogs were lined up, the Guinness World Records staff gave the official statement – Nathan’s beat the record and set the title for the Longest line of hot dogs with 1,916 hot dogs end to end for our 100th Anniversary.
Best of all? No record-setting hot dog went to waste. Every hot dog was given out to the fine folks of New York City who came to cheer on The Original. Yum!
The Wall Street Journal Covers the Nathan's Famous 100th anniversary and Hot Dog Eating Contest
Nathan’s Famous, Tocumen International Airport, Panama, Panama
What an honor it was for us to share the Nathan’s experience with Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela. Also present were Joseph Fidangue, President of the Tocumen International Airport on the right, and our Master Franchisee for Panama, Constantino Bagatellas.
After a day shopping in the Mega Mall in La Romana, DR you can stop by Nathan’s Famous and enjoy a famous favorite.
NYC, New York
The Big Apple is home to our mobile carts. We have just opened our 5th mobile unit and the view is pretty good.
You’ll get a New York welcome in the Tocumen International Airport in Panama.
Fort Myers, Florida
Directly across the street from Page Field in Fort Myers, FL stands a brand new Nathan’s Famous restaurant, in a newly built strip center. A full menu is featured along with Arthur Treacher’s. This Nathan's restaurant features a drive thru and has a full size Yankee Clipper airplane with operational navigation lights and spinning propeller hanging from the ceiling in the dining room.
Nathan’s has just brought its menu to Flipz Burgers in Pampa, TX. We look forward to serving the people of Pampa for the next 100 years.
Malaysia is now home to a third Nathan’s Famous Restaurant. Shoppers visiting the Paradigm Mall can now enjoy all that Nathan’s has to offer. Paradigm Mall is strategically located along the LDP highway. SS7, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Beautiful blue skies were our backdrop as Nathan’s opened its first two locations in Australia. A day at the races can now be capped off with a meal from Nathan’s Famous. Nathan's Famous hot dogs and crinkle cut fries will be a featured treat at several of the Australian Turf Clubs featured race days during the Autumn Carnival, the Golden Slipper Carnival at Rosehill Gardens and the Elizabeth Stakes Day at Royal Randwick to name a few.
Nathan’s Famous Kicks-Off Centennial Celebration with Big Game Surprise Party for an Ultimate Fan
LISLE, Ill. (Feb. 8, 2016) – The year was 1916 when Nathan Handwerker opened his hot dog stand on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, N.Y. One-hundred years later, Handwerker could have never imagined that his Original All-Beef Hot Dog would have grown into the international icon it is today. From restaurants and foodservice locations around the world and grocery products in all 50 states, Nathan’s Famous is able to share its original flavors far beyond Coney Island.
Apple is swinging for the emoji fences. When they release iOS 9.1 in the coming months, there will be a whole slew of new emojis added to the keyboard; including our much anticipated #HotDogEmoji. It can’t possibly be long till Android and Microsoft follow suit.
Enjoy this day fellow hot dog fans! You’ve earned it.
Nathan’s in the Aliante Casino
Nathan’s is proud to announce the recent opening of a Nathan’s in the Aliante Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada.
Shout out from the Bronx!
Visit our new location in the Bay Plaza Shopping Center. The best hot dogs and fries and a whole lot more.
While shopping at the South Shore Mall in Bay Shore, NY be sure to stop by the food court for your favorite Nathan’s meal.
Michael Moshoures opened his 3rd Nathan’s Famous Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach SC. If you are nearby stop in for a visit.
3612 South Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Nathan’s is pleased to share the opening of a co-branded location in Hauppauge, NY.
160 Adams Place, Hauppauge, NY.
While shopping in the Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead, NY be sure to stop by Tanger II and enjoy your favorites at Nathan’s Famous.
Tanger II Food Court, 1318 Tanger Mall Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901
Nathan's Makes a Pitt Stop in South Carolina!
Nathan’s continues to expand and open restaurants in South Carolina. Now Nathan’s is proudly served next to Pitt Stop Gas and Convenience Store.
July 4th & Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs
They go hand-in-hand…hot dogs and fireworks! There is nothing more all American than that…This weekend, thanks to Nathan’s Famous, 100,000 more people will celebrate the holiday with their signature famous beef dog.
On July 4th, Nathan’s Famous will donate 100,000 of its signature world famous beef hot dogs to Food Bank for New York City. The official presentation will take place during the company’s annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY. With this ...
Nathan's Famous Celebrates Play with Donation to the Johnston Family YMCA in Charlotte
Nathan's Famous brought a taste of Coney Island to the Johnston Family YMCA in Charlotte, N.C. recently as part of its Ready. Set. PLAY. initiative, a partnership created in 2014 with KaBOOM!. Ready. Set. PLAY. celebrates play and the local leaders who are making active play possible in communities across the nation.
Those involved with the Johnston Family YMCA were treated to a Coney Island-themed afternoon. Nathan's Famous brought its mobile tour to Charlotte where children enjoyed carn...
Iconic Hot Dog Company provides local charity with a special day of play and $1,000 in groceries to Schnucks Supermarkets
Nathan's Famous brought a taste of Coney Island to Gene Slay's Boys' Club in St. Louis, Mo., recently as part of its Ready. Set. PLAY. initiative, a partnership created in 2014 with KaBOOM!. Ready. Set. PLAY. celebrates play and the local leaders who are making active play possible in communities across the nation.
Those involved with Gene Slay's Boys' Club were treated to a Coney Island-themed afternoon. Nathan's Famous brought its mobile tour to St. Louis where children enjoyed carnival ...
Nathan's Famous Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Most Selfies Taken Simultaneously at Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Nathan's Famous, the iconic hot dog company based in Coney Island, N.Y., set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title today for Most selfies (self-portraits) taken simultaneously with 4,296 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The previous record of 2,997 was beaten by the crowd taking in the St. Louis Cardinals game against the visiting Detroit Tigers.
A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator was on-site to immediately verify and confirm the record.
"Everyone knows that Nathan's Famous is the originator...
Nathan's Famous Grants Imagination Playgrounds, $2,000 of Groceries from A&P to Carey Gardens and O'Dwyer Gardens
Nathan's Famous, the world-renowned hot dog company, recently celebrated leaders in the Coney Island community who make active play possible as part of it's Ready. Set. PLAY. initiative with national non-profit KaBOOM!.
Bruce Miller, Senior Director of Operations for Nathan's Famous, officially unveiled two Imagination Playground systems that the company granted to Carey Gardens and O'Dwyer Gardens and presented representatives from each with a $1,000 gift card to The Great Atlantic and P...
Don’t forget, when you can’t get to the ballpark, you can enjoy Nathan’s Famous, the Official Hot Dog of the New York Yankees and the New York Mets, on your own BBQ!
Nathan's Famous to Attempt GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Most Selfies Taken Simultaneously at Busch Stadium in St. Louis
LISLE, Ill. (May 11, 2015) - Nathan's Famous, the iconic hot dog company known as the originator of fun, is set to make a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt for Most selfies (self-portraits) taken simultaneously on Saturday, May 16 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator will be on-site to immediately verify and confirm whether the record is set.
"There is absolutely no better way to kick-off our Original Selfie Sweepstakes than attempting a GUINNESS...
LAS VEGAS – Eating competitors were crowned Saturday at New York-New York in the 18th annual qualifying competition for the 100th Annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Matt Stonie of San Jose, Calif., and Michelle Lesco of Tucson, Ariz., earned the title of Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champions, securing a spot to compete in the legendary Coney Island competition on July 4. During the 10-minute challenge, Stonie earned top male honors, finishing 48 hot dogs while Lesco w...
United Methodist Family Services Honored by Nathan’s Famous, Martin’s and NASCAR Driver Aric Almirola; Iconic Hot Dog Company donates $1,000 of free groceries from Martin’s
Thanks to Nathan’s Famous, the world famous hot dog company, United Methodist Family Services of Richmond, VA, was celebrated for being leaders in the community and making active play possible by NASCAR driver Aric Almirola on Saturday before the race at Richmond International Raceway.
As part of its Ready. Set. PLAY. initiative with national non-profit KaBOOM!, Almirola surprised United Methodist Family Services representatives with a $1,000 Martin’s gift card towards the purchase of fr...
Nathan’s Famous opened its second restaurant on Long Beach Road in Oceanside in 1959, proudly serving Nathan’s fans for generations. Today, Nathan’s in Oceanside has moved a short distance away to 2807 Long Beach Road. The newly opened Nathan’s features a state-of-the-art interior complete with comfortable seating areas, TVs and of course a full menu of their world famous beef hot dogs, crinkle cut French fries and other famous favorites such as burgers, cheesesteaks, chicken and even Arthur ...
It’s that time of year again, the start of competitive eating season. The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest (its name alone is a mouthful) kicked off the season Sunday, March 1 in sunny Florida.
The circuit plans to stop in more than a dozen U.S. cities, and the Strawberry Fest, in Plant City Florida, hosted this year's first qualifying contest.
Nate Biller won the men’s contest, chowing 23 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, while Mary Bowers won the wome...
Socarrat Debuts a Paella Loaded with Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs
Jesús Nuñez, the corporate chef at Socarrat Paella Bar on Mulberry Street in New York City, is giving Spain's national dish a New Yawk accent at the Edible Manhattan's Good Spirits event. Along with pulled pork, red cabbage, corn and Bomba rice, Nuñez's Big Apple Paella will star ingredients from two NYC food icons: world famous beef franks from Nathan’s Famous, and salami from Katz's Delicatessen.
Nathan’s Introduces 50% Reduced Fat Franks
Nathan's Famous® is now making it easier for health-conscious consumers to enjoy the great taste of its original frankfurters by introducing a new 50-percent reduced-fat variety. The company unveiled the new product recently along with a first look at updated packaging featuring bold, high-impact graphics and easy to read product labeling.
With half the fat of traditional Beef Franks, this new product delivers full flavor in each bite. The bun-length, skinless beef franks are made with lea...
New York’s Oldest Beer License Belongs to Nathan’s Famous
We’ve been pouring it on — legally — since Prohibition ended.
Although we’re best known for our world famous beef hot dogs, crinkle cut French fries and other famous favorites, it’s a little known fact that according to state records, Nathan’s Famous holds New York state’s oldest beer license, dating back to 1934.
For one family, Nathan's hot dogs become a New Year's tradition
Marc Young spent $43.36 Thursday on seven hot dogs, fries and sodas for his wife, two daughters and their husbands.
In this family, hot dogs on New Year's Day is a long family tradition.
Since 1976, the Young family has gathered at a Nathan's Famous on Long Island on the afternoon of the first day of the new year. Daughters and in-laws come, too.
"Every family should have some kind of family tradition," Young, 62, of Floral Park, said as he sat with 12 other family members at a Nath...
Nathan’s is now proudly served in three locations in Costa Rica, with its most recent menu served from a mobile trailer in Jaco, Costa Rica. The trailer will be offering Nathan’s fans their world famous beef hot dogs, crinkle cut fries and a wide variety of delicious toppings. In addition, Costa Ricans and tourists alike can enjoy Nathan’s original cheesesteaks, hot dog nuggets, corn dogs as well as Nathan’s proprietary Orangeade.
The trailer will be on the move later this month and will s...
Nathan’s Signs Exclusive, 3-Year Deal with Barclays Center
Nathan’s and beautiful Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY have signed an exclusive agreement making Nathan’s the exclusive hot dog sold at the arena for the next three years. Nathan’s branded hot dogs and crinkle cut fries will be proudly served to Brooklyn Nets fans, New York Islanders fans beginning in 2015, and countless concert and event attendees at Barclays Center. There will be two Nathan’s concession stands serving Nathan’s world famous hot dogs and fries, plus there will be Nathan’s rol...
Arthur Treacher’s and Salvatores Continue Co-Branding
It’s becoming easier and easier for upstate New Yorkers to enjoy Arthur Treacher’s seafood! The sixth Arthur Treacher’s recently opened in the Rochester area inside popular Salvatores Pizzeria. Visit today:
Salvatore's Pizza - Arthur Treacher's
91 W. Main Street
Macedon, NY 14502
'Fries of New York' exhibit opens Friday, but the Daily News hashes out the city's best and worst
Don’t mess with a classic. Nathan’s Famous uses Katahdin potatoes, a low-starch breed, for the perfect crispiness. And the thick cut and crinkly shape offer the best mix of crunch and boardwalk-style interior creaminess.
“There is no fry in the world that can compare,” said Nathan’s spokesman George Shea. “Our fries will likely be adopted this year worldwide as the universal unit of measurement for deliciousness.”
Nathan's Continues to Grow in Universities and Resorts Alike
Nathan’s and master franchisee Aramark have teamed up again to bring Nathan’s to the food court of the University of Central Florida. Now more than 45,000 students will have the opportunity to enjoy Nathan’s world famous beef hot dogs, crinkle cut French fries and Arthur Treacher’s fish and chips at all hours of the day and night!
Nathan's Continues Co-Branding Success
Nathan’s is proud to announce our first co-branded unit with the popular Rita’s Ice in Roxborough, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. Rita’s has over 600 units all over the United States, and now Rita’s fans can enjoy their frozen treats after dining on Nathan’s world famous beef hot dogs and crinkle cut fries.
Nathan's Continues to Expand in the Dominican Republic
Nathan’s has opened a second location in the food court of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Nathan’s offers weary travelers a taste of home in the new International Wing of the growing airport. The new restaurant brings the total of Nathan’s in the DR to six.
Nathans has a New Location in Myrtle Beach
It just got a lot easier for Golf enthusiasts and resort goers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to get their favorite Nathan?s hot dogs! This is the second Nathan?s location in the popular resort town, it?s right on the beach and proudly serves Arthur Treacher?s fish and chips. Best wishes to franchisee Michael Moushoures on opening his second location in Myrtle Beach!
Arthur Treacher's Continues to Grow in Rochester
Arthur Treacher's fish and chips locations continue to pop up in Rochester, NY, co-branding with Salvatore's Pizzerias. There are now four Salvatore's offering their customers the great taste of Arthur Treacher's seafood products, with more Arthur Treacher's co-brand openings to come.
Nathan's Celebrates the Revival of Broadway Musical, "On The Town"
Nathan's was proud to be a very special guest at the revival celebration of Broadway's musical comedy, "On The Town". Directed by Tony® winner John Rando and choreographed by Emmy® winner Joshua Bergasse, "On The Town" is the musical "talk of the town!" The production will mark the 70th anniversary of the classic musical, and the reopening of the historic Lyric Theatre. The premiere event was made even more delicious with another American tradition - Nathan's Famous Beef Hot Dogs!
Arthur Treacher’s Coming Back to Rochester, NY
Many upstate New Yorkers are very glad Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips are coming back to the area, bringing back many great childhood memories. There are now five Salvatore’s Pizzeria’s proudly serving Arthur Treacher’s fish and chips, fish sandwiches and other seafood delights. And there are at least four more co-branded units planned to open before the end of the year.
Nathan’s Coney Island Restaurants Achieve All Time High Sales Records
The Nathan’s Coney Island flagship restaurant and the Boardwalk location have set all time sales records in the month of June. The flagship restaurant on the corner of Surf and Stillwell took a beating from Super Storm Sandy and was closed for several months. However the restaurant is back and better than ever as fans continue to come out in droves for their beloved Nathan’s world famous beef hot dogs, crinkle cut fries and other great menu items.
The Boardwalk location also achieved reco...
Nathan’s lovers in Costa Rica are very happy! A second Nathan’s location has opened in the Republic in the San Pedro Mall in the capital City of San Pedro. Soon Nathan’s will be beginning construction on a new freestanding location in the San Jose suburb of Escazu. Fans in search of a Nathan’s world famous beef hot dog or other great menu items will be able to visit this restaurant 24 hours a day, and it’ll feature a drive thru.
Nathan’s has also expanded in Mexico City. A third new Natha...
Nathan’s Famous has been on a roll at some of the world’s largest casinos for over 20 years. Nathan’s opened its first restaurant in the MGM Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas back in 1993. Since then, Nathan’s has been a sure bet, opening outlets all over Vegas - in the New York, New York Hotel, the Luxor, the Venetian, the Palms, Mandalay Bay, the Monte Carlo Hotel, the Flamingo, Bally’s, the Circus, Circus Hotel and at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
If you’re trying your luck at another ...
Nathan’s Famous began satisfying the traveling public on the Florida
Turnpike in 1989. Soon after, Nathan’s hot dogs and French fries quickly
became staples for all travelers on roads, in the air, on the tracks and over
Weary road travelers can now enjoy Nathan’s Favorites all over the
country. Nathan’s is sold in travel plazas up and down the NJ Turnpike, as
well as on the Garden State Parkway, NY Thruway, Maryland Turnpike,
Florida Turnpike, Pennsylvania Turnpike a...
Nathan’s: Take a Break from Shopping and Visit Nathan’s
For years shoppers in malls and shopping centers have grown to count on enjoying a great-tasting Nathan’s hot dog, burger or chicken sandwich in food courts all over the country. Today there are nearly 50 Nathan’s serving a variety of menu items including Nathan’s world famous crinkle cut fries to hungry bargain hunters every day. Some of the more recent additions to the Nathan’s family include Woodbury Commons, NY, Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, Tanger Outlets in both Riverhead and Deer Park,...
The great taste of a Nathan’s hot dog fits just about anywhere in the world. Why not while you’re at play, enjoying yourself at an amusement park? Or shooting a round of golf? Or rolling strikes at your favorite bowling alley?
Nathan’s hot dogs and fries are served at Six Flags Amusement parks, Hershey Park, Universal Studios, Rye Playland, Splashdown Park, Dutch Wonderland and of course the world’s most famous playland, Coney Island!
Golf fans can watch their favorite players and h...
Take your family to the next box office blockbuster and enjoy some Nathan’s Famous favorites! Nathan’s is proudly served in 550 Regal Cinemas across the country, as well as National Amusements Movie Theaters and North America Cinemas. Movie-goers can not only get our great-tasting, world famous beef hot dogs, but also our Nathan’s crinkle cut French fries, hot dog sliders and corn dog nuggets.
Nathan’s Goes to Back to School
Whether they’re studying for the next big exam or just hanging out with friends, college students across the country are enjoying the great taste of Nathan’s. Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, burgers, chicken sandwiches and famous crinkle cut French fries are now proudly served in a number of colleges and universities. Some of those schools include Penn State, Seton Hall, Hofstra, BYU, Oklahoma University, University of Maryland, UMASS, Nebraska, San Jose State, Kent State, University of Southern Co...
Nathan’s Famous, the brand synonymous with world famous beef hot dogs, crinkle cut fries and unparalleled menu variety, continues to grow internationally and satisfy customers all over the globe.
The most recent additions to the international family of Nathan’s include:
- Russia – Nathan’s Famous kiosks are quickly becoming part of the landscape on the streets and in the malls of Moscow. The kiosks feature Nathan’s hot dogs, crinkle cut fries and a variety of hot and cold toppings. ...
Sports sponsorships continue to be a key component to the expansion and marketing of the Nathan’s brand. In 2006, Nathan’s became the official hot dog and French fry of the New York Yankees. Since then, Nathan’s branded signage and concession stands have been prominent fixtures around the Stadium, including the new Yankee Stadium that opened in 2009.
Nathan’s Famous is also the official hot dog and French fry of the New York Mets. Nathan’s is proudly sold in more than 20 concession stand...
Nathan’s world famous beef hot dogs have been satisfying hungry and hurried gas station and convenience store visitors for over a decade. Nathan’s is now proudly served in over 500 Hess gas and convenience locations, over 400 Sunoco locations and for the past nine years, Nathan’s has been the featured hot dog in over 300 RaceTrac convenience stores throughout the southeast.
Nathan’s and Auntie Anne’s – Pretzel Partners for over a Decade
Nathan’s was first introduced at Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Outlets over 10 years ago. The Nathan’s world famous beef hot dog wrapped in Auntie Anne’s genuine pretzel dough was an immediate hit! Today, Nathan’s hot dogs are wrapped into Auntie Anne’s pretzel dogs, jumbo pretzel dogs and recently introduced, pretzel bites in over 900 locations.