I loved that place! (Weiner King)We had one in Rockingham, NC. The dog they had that I loved best was the "Weiner King Special". I couldn’t get enough of them back then.
There is still one in Fayetteville, NC and the dogs still taste the same, but I don’t get by that way much.
The reason the closed was a finacial one alright. The son and daughter of the guy that owned them killed him and they got caught. The son is still in prison but the daughter is out now.
Seems after dad made a ton of money the kids got WAY TO SPOILED and didn’t want anything to do with the chain, they just wanted money. Dad quit giving them money but they were still in his will, so they killed him.
I remember reading this from the Charlotte Observer newspaper back then. It wasn’t long after that the corporation shut down due to what 9pod9 mentioned because the guy that owned it WAS the corporation and since there was no one to take his place, it folded.