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Nathan's Famous script

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1916
Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker opens the original Nathan's Famous nickle hot dog stand in Coney Island, NY with his wife, Ida's secret spice recipe.

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1939
President Rooselvelt served Nathan's hot dogs to the Queen of England.

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1955
Nathan's opens up its second location.

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1968
The company goes public the same year that Nathan Handwerker's son, Murry publishes The Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Cookbook.

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1972
Nathan's holds its first ever major and recorded hot dog eating contest on the 4th of July.

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1983
Nathan's hot dogs sold in supermarkets.

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1987
The Handwerker family sells off the business to private investors at which point Nathan's was franchised.

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2014
Nathan's launches Mobile Tour and travels across country twice a year.

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2017
Nathan's becomes the Official Hot Dog of Major League Baseball.

Have you ever been to Coney Island?

Well, if you have, then you probably heard of Nathan's Famous (NATH - Get Report) hot dogs - and chances are you are a big fan of the savory treat.

That's how popular it is. Today, there's even their famous hot dog eating contests each 4th of July that the world tunes into.

But do you know how this famous restaurant chain started?

Let's take you back in time to 1916.

That year, a Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker started a nickel hot dog stand on Coney Island with $300 loan from his two friends. Little did he know that with his nickel stand would one day become the world's most famous hot dog in the world. 

Today, the company has more than 53,000 outlets all across the nation and has expanded to countries like the UK, Spain, Egypt, Israel, and more.

Watch the video above to take a ride through the company's timeline.