IRVINE ( — Wienerschnitzel is celebrating the 56th anniversary of its first store’s opening by bringing the price of two of its most popular dogs back to 56 cents.

The special 56-cent price for the Original Mustard Dog, a grilled hot dog topped with French’s Mustard, or its Original Chili Dog, is valid on Tuesday only, while supplies last, at participating Wienerschnitzel restaurants, and there is a limit of 10 dogs per person.

“We can’t think of a better way to mark our 56th year of making food the Wienerschnitzel way than with 56-cent dogs,” said JR Galardi, the company’s executive vice president. “We’re proud to celebrate the success that my father, John Galardi, started back in 1961. The only challenge for hot dog fans is choosing between the Mustard and Chili Dog.”

John Galardi started in the restaurant industry in Missouri at the age of 12, and moved to Southern California at 19. He opened his first Wienerschnitzel in Wilmington.

As the chain grew, he added The Original Hamburger Stand restaurants in Denver and other cities, and Tastee-Freez ice cream to Wienerschnitzel menus nationwide.

Wienerschnitzel currently operates or franchises 331 restaurants in 10 states and Guam, serving up more than 120 million hot dogs annually.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


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