Nathan's Famous

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The Nathan's Famous Story
It was 1916. Two Polish immigrants named Nathan and Ida Handwerker were working in a New York beach resort called Coney Island. They met. They married. And the hot dog was born.

On the advice of two singing waiters (Jimmy Durante and Eddie Cantor), they plunked down their $300 life savings and opened a frankfurter stand. Using Ida's grandmother's secret spice recipe, their pure-beef frankfurter sandwich became known as the original Coney Island Hot Dog.

A Treasured Tradition
No fewer than nine U.S. Presidents have enjoyed Nathan's Famous. In 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt served Nathan's Famous hot dogs to King George and Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain.  Nelson Rockefeller once also proclaimed, "No man can hope to get elected in New York state without being photographed eating hot dogs at Nathan's Famous."

So when you have a Nathan's Famous hot dog, you know you're having the best. Nathan's Famous, an American Tradition!

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