Galardi founded Wienerschnitzel in 1961 as a hot dog stand.
John Galardi, a quick-service pioneer and founder of the Wienerschnitzel hot dog chain, died Saturday after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 75. Galardi was chairman of the Irvine, Calif.-based Galardi Group Inc., parent to the 350-unit Wienerschnitzel chain, as well as the 13-unit Original Hamburger Stand and the Tastee-Freez ice cream brand, which has 39 freestanding locations and is available in most of the company’s hot dog restaurants. Galardi was born in Kansas City, ...
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