Wilmington, California: Birthplace Of Der Wienerschnitzel Chain

Hot dog stand franchise founded in 1961, then proliferated chiefly across the southwest. The name shortened to drop the "Der," though it's still used in promotions and bad puns. Historical plaque.

Der Wienerschnitzel

1362 Gulf Ave., Wilmington, CA
On the corner of E Pacific Coast Hwy and Gulf Ave.
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Birthplace Of Der Wienerschnitzel Chain

On July 3rd, 1961 at this location, the hot dog chain was started. Still is restaurant #001.

[George Geary, 09/28/2013]

Der Wienerschnitzel Birthplace.

First Wienerschnitzel

The first Wienerschnitzel was opened by John Galardi in 1961. This location, which is still in operation as of today, was a hot dog stand on Pacific Coast Highway, east of Figueroa Street, in the Los Angeles small community of Wilmington, California.

[Gonzalo, 07/09/2009]

Sept. 2013: Photo added.

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