Nathan's products, including Nathan's New York Kosher Dill pickles, are available at major grocery stores and pharmacies. Nathan's pickles are also offered by online retailers such as Hermann's Pickles.
Nathan's Famous was founded in New York City in 1916, and its products are sold at over 40,000 restaurants and grocery stores as of 2015. To start the restaurant, Nathan Handwerker borrowed $300 from his friends, and used his wife's secret spice recipe that is still used today. Politicians, famous actors and athletes are often photographed eating Nathan's hot dogs in New York City.
In 2010, over 435 million Nathan's hot dogs were sold. Nathan's original restaurant location is in Coney Island in New York; this location is featured in movies and on TV shows. The creators of the "Seinfeld" television series loved Nathan's so much that they based an entire episode of the show on visiting the original Nathan's location.
Nathan's hosts a hot dog contest each year in New York City. During the contest, the company donates 100,000 hot dogs to a local New York food bank. In 2009, Joey Chestnut set the world record for the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest when he ate 68 hot dogs and buns in under 10 minutes. While Nathan's is famous for its hot dogs, the company sells many other products, including condiments, pickles and frozen foods.