The dog days of summer are nurturing a growing number of gourmet frankfurter concepts. With names like Coney Beach and Marty D’s Deluxe Dogs and Desserts, these more upscale hot dog purveyors are capitalizing on a foodstuff already promoted by such established players as the Galardi Group’s 350-unit Wienerschnitzel chain out of Newport Beach, Calif., the 300-unit Nathan’s Famous chain based in Westbury, N.Y., and such regional players as the Portillo Restaurant Group’s 30-unit ...

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