Der Wienerschnitzel (page 1)

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Der Wienerschnitzel was founded in Wilmington, CA in 1961. The company claims to be the "world's largest hot dog chain". Now known simply as "Wienerschnitzel", they have over 340 restaurants in 10 states. In 1962, their distinctive building was introduced: a giant red-roofed A-frame, many pierced with a drive-thru window. I believe this design was phased out in 1973 for a flat-roofed building. There are hundreds if not thousands of these A-frame buildings still left around the country with most of them housing other businesses. I'm only including a few examples here. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Der Wienerschnitzel
Wilmington, CA
This Der Wienerschnitzel is the company's original location. It was built in 1961. This is the original building which featured both walk-up and drive-thru service from the beginning. There was originally nothing on the roof. The signs have been updated. For more, see this website. [map]

Der Wienerschnitzel
Corpus Christi, TX
Der Wienerschnitzel
Bryan, TX
This Der Wienerschnitzel in Corpus Christi has been here since at least 1971. [map]

This Der Wienerschnitzel in Bryan has been there since at least 1970. [map]

former Der Wienerschnitzel
Salt Lake City, UT
2006: 20022:
This former Der Wienerschnitzel operated out of this original A-frame building until around 2021. The building currently houses a Mexican restaurant. In 2021, it was announced that this building and the Gateway Inn next door were going to be demolished for a housing and retail development. [map]

Der Wienerschnitzel
West Valley, UT
former Der Wienerschnitzel
Denver, CO
This Der Wienerschnitzel in West Valley is still operating. The drive-thru hole in the building has been filled in and turned into a current day style drive-thru window. [map]

This former Der Wienerschnitzel in Denver now houses Hot Chick-a-Latte. The drive-thru in the middle of the building is still in use. An addition has been added to the back of the building. [map]

former Der Wienerschnitzel
Longview, TX
This former Der Wienerschnitzel has housed the Hot Dog Express since 1980. [map]

former Der Wienerschnitzel
El Paso, TX
former Der Wienerschnitzel
Albuquerque, NM
In 2017, this Der Wienerschnitzel in El Paso became a Hamburger Stand. It was a rebranding by the parent company and still featured items from the Wienerschnitzel menu and Tastee-Freez ice cream. By 2019, the building was vacant again. [map]

This former Der Wienerschnitzel in Albuquerque has housed Thai Cuisine II since at least 2011. [map]

former Der Wienerschnitzel
Flagstaff, AZ
This Der Wienerschnitzel building has housed the Route 66 Dog Haus since around 2001. [map]

former Der Wienerschnitzel [gone]
Phoenix, AZ
This former Der Wienerschnitzel building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2018. It was demolished in 2020.

former Der Wienerschnitzel
Las Vegas, NV


In 2006, this Der Wienerschnitzel was vacant. It had been "Straight from Philly Steakout", part of a steak sandwich chain. In 2007, the building was repainted and became the Llantera, a Mexican take-out restaurant. This business was short-lived and the building became vacant again. It was still vacant when the photo above was taken in 2014. It was still vacant in 2022 and has been painted white. [map]

former Der Wienerschnitzel
Las Vegas, NV
This Der Wienerschnitzel has housed POP's Philly Steaks since around 2001. [map]

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