Nathan's Famous Celebrates 100 Years in Coney Island This Year

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Celebrating 100 Years of Nathan's
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Interactive Timeline

Nathan’s Famous may not be the first hot dog stand that opened on Coney Island, but it is the longest continuously operating one and is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year.

In 1916, Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker started a nickel hot dog stand on Coney Island with a $300 loan from two friends and his wife’s secret spice recipe. Today, Nathan’s is the most famous hot dog in the world, with restaurants across the globe, products in every supermarket in America and millions of fans. And yes, the first Coney Island store is still there.

The restaurant recently setup this neat interactive timeline of important events over the past century, highlighting the rich history and culture this 100-year-old establishment has grew into from a single hot-dog stand.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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