Who Killed Weiner King? It might have been Weiner King. At least, that’s the sense I get from reading about a federal trademark infrigmement lawsuit between Weiner King Inc. and Weiner King Corp. over the use of the name.
We used to have a Weiner King in Lexington, KY, on Nicholasville Road. I believe it departed in the early 1980’s.
Teenagers that we were, we used to call it P*n*s Palace. [:o)]
I remember eating there after school a few times.
I remember back in the 70’s in Charlotte, NC there was a Weiner King place on Graham Street. It was a franchise place that had great foot longs and fries. It, of course closed. Has anyone ever heard of the francise?
Just trying to remember my earlier years.
There was a famous case about Weiner King (based in NC) against another Weiner King (NJ) over the trademark. The NJ company came first, but was limited to a number of towns. The case decided that the NC company could continue to expand. If interested, the case citation is at: 615 F.2d 512
Guspas, I got it anyway.[:o)]
Wow, 9pod9. Incredible story. Thanks for sharing. That store might be the only thing keeping that old man going.
OMG! I was just remembering Weiner King today while eating at the Frosty Inn in Russellville, AL. I had ordered a footlong and told a friend that I was planning to visit my childhood hometown next month. There was a Weiner King in Kings Mountain, NC. It was awesome! What a huge disappointment. I was sure wishing it was still there. I remember them having the best hotdogs EVER!
Thanks for the info on the name change ozarka24! I’ll be in Fayetteville, NC over Christmas and I do plan on stoping by "Weiner Works"! I’ll keep ya’ posted and let everyone know if the "dogs" are still as great!
In the 70’s, there was a weiner king in Salisbury, NC. On Innes street, just up from McDonald’s and directly across the road from Wendy’s (still there) near the fire station. The building is still there, or was last time I went through. Salisbury also had a Sambo’s restaurant back then.
I wondered what happened to it and googling it brought me here. I remember going there a few times after ballet lessons for hot dogs when I was a child back then.
In the late 70’s I was working in Danville, Illinois and there was one just a couple blocks from our office. Good dogs..and it didn’t cost much, which at that time was a VERY good thing!
How can you misspell "King"?
It confounds me that Weiner King is dead, yet Wienerschnitzel continues to thrive on the West coast, mostly in California, and is now the world’s largest hot dog chain…and they’re just as good, if not better, than Weiner King!
I had forgotten about Weiner King. They were good.
Growing up in Fay NC, and not having a lot of money, we would go to Weiner King on a weekly basis, they always had coupons for a Buy one get one free Foot Long, and they would allow you to use more than one coupon per person.
So we would load up with 6-8 dogs and make our own fries as home, man those things were delicioius!!
After reading the above comments, i Google Earth’ed to see if the store was where I remeber it to be, and it was, they changed the name to Weiner Works, but it is basicaly the same concept. Here is the link for them http://www.wienerworks.net/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
So the next time you are in Fayetteville NC, stop by and check them out
As a young tyke in the ’70s, I loved Weiner King in Memphis, TN but was very sad to move away to South Carolina. Lo and behold, there was also a store on Cherry Rd. in Rock Hill, SC, which I ate at until it closed around 1981-82. No one could beat their corn dogs! That once-distinctive building in Rock Hill is now a Mexican restaurant, I believe.
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