Wienerschnitzel inks deal for 20 new units in Arkansas

Tejas Dogs franchise deal for Arkansas signals refocused attention on franchise expansion

Wienerschnitzel signed a franchise agreement to develop Arkansas with 20 new restaurants over 12 years. The deal with Tejas Dogs, LLC will help expand the hot dog franchise after celebrating its 70th anniversary. The Tejas Dogs franchise deal follows a 20-unit development agreement for Louisiana.

These franchise deals create a solid foundation for Wienerschnitzel’s growth in the Southern and Midwestern states. In fact, plans to build three new stores in the northwest part of Arkansas are underway.

“With personal roots in Arkansas paired with our extensive business experience, we found the perfect match with Wienerschnitzel and their unique franchise model,” said Brian Shinall, Tejas Dogs business manager. “As we examined many QSR diversification opportunities for our business portfolio, Wienerschnitzel captured our attention with its recipe for success spanning six decades, including low food costs, simple operations, strong corporate support and the entirely underserved markets in Arkansas; and let’s not forget America’s love of hot dogs.”

With popular items, like its hot dogs and the iconic Tastee Freez ice cream treats, Wienerschnitzel reveals it has done well in the recent past. The Irvine, Calif.-based chain has posted double-digit sales increases over the past two years, and 11 years of consecutive same store sales growth.

Speaking of the Tejas Dogs franchise deal, Ted Milburn, director of Franchise Development for Wienerschnitzel, said, “We’re confident the team at Tejas Dogs will successfully lead Wienerschnitzel into Arkansas with unrelenting drive, market expertise and vision. Wienerschnitzel is at the top of a very special segment that has withstood the test of time and is only getting better with age. As we continue to experience unparalleled growth and expand our franchise family, there has never been a better time to partner with Wienerschnitzel.”

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