Nathan's Famous in Coney Island celebrates 100 years

Nathan's Famous in Coney Island is celebrating 100 years.



Founder of the chain, Nathan Handwerker, started the company in 1916. Since then, Nathan's has been a cornerstone of Brooklyn's history.



Nathan's menu is best known for its crinkle-cut fries and its famous hot dogs, that some customers have traveled hundreds of miles for.



"I'm dying for a Nathan's hot dog," says Eliezer Mounier, who traveled from Georgia. "I'm just dying to get to New York to eat a Nathan's hot dog from Coney Island."



George Shea, host of the Nathan's hot dog eating contest, says that the secret blend of spices handed down by the founder's grandmother is what makes Nathan's hot dogs so special.



On Memorial Day weekend, Nathan's in Coney Island will be selling hot dogs for just a nickel, which was its original price in 1916. 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."