Wienerschnitzel is an American fast food chain founded in 1961 (as 'Der Wienerschnitzel') that specializes in hot dogs, but is currently expanding to other items. Wienerschnitzel locations are found predominantly in California and Texas, though others are located in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Washington state. There is also a store in Guam. The chain is recognizable by the tall and steeply pitched roofs of its older restaurants, similar to the original structures used by IHOP, Nickerson Farms, and Whataburger. Structures that have been converted from Wienerschnitzels into other restaurants often retain the distinctive architecture. The chain's advertising mascot is an anthropomorphized hot dog known as The Delicious One, who runs from people who want to eat him. Wienerschnitzel sponsors the tongue-in-cheek Wiener Nationals, the de facto national dachshund racing championship series for the United States.
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