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Picture4 June 2015

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...

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Picture3 June 2015

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 ...

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Picture2 June 2015

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...

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Picture1 June 2015

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...

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Fans May 2015

Hey Fans! Take me out to the Ballgame!

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!

Attempt May 2015

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...

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Las_vegas_in_the_news_4.28 April 2015

Hot Dog Eating Contest Season is Upon Us!

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...

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Nath_in_the_news_aric_almirola_4.27.15_photo_2 April 2015

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...

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Oceanside March 2015

Nathan's is Back in Oceanside!

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 ...

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Famous March 2015

Hot Dog Eating Season is Here!

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...

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Paella March 2015

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.

Nathans March 2015

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...

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Beer January 2015

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.

New_year January 2015

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...

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Costa_rica January 2015

Nathan's Expanding in Costa Rica

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...

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Article14 November 2014

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...

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Article13 November 2014

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 November 2014

'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.”

Nathans_unv November 2014

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!

Nathans_co November 2014

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.

Nathans_dr November 2014

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.

Article11 November 2014

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!

Article12 November 2014

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.

Nathans_ott October 2014

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-treachers August 2014

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.

Nathans-coney-island August 2014

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...

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Nathans-south-of-the-border August 2014

Nathan’s Continues to Expand South of the Border

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...

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Article1 May 2014

Nathan’s: Always a Great Bet

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 ...

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Article2 May 2014

Nathan’s: A Trusted Traveling Companion!

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 the sea. 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...

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Article3 April 2014

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,...

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Article4 April 2014

Nathan’s at Play

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...

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Article5 March 2014

Nathan’s Goes to the Movies

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.

Article6 March 2014

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...

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Article7 February 2014

Nathan’s – “An International Habit”

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. ...

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Article8 February 2014

Play Ball!

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...

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Article9 January 2014

Nathan’s the Perfect On-the-Go Hot Dog

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.

Article10 January 2014

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.