Nathan’s Famous hotdogs extends global reach to make Ukraine 17th foreign market

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By Mark Raczkiewycz, The Ukrainian Weekly

Jul 16, 2021


KYIV – Nathan’s Famous, New York’s legendary hotdog vendor, made its way to Ukraine’s capital on July 14 with much fanfare.


In typical U.S. style complete with loud American music, muscle cars, beer and, of course, sausage links served in a bun with six topping choices, the once Coney Island nickel stand held a grand opening with U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires George Kent, American Chamber of Commerce President Andy Hunder and the company’s Senior Vice President for Restaurants James Walker among those in attendance.


“It was fantastic…it was a lot of fun, events like this brings in a lot of people,” Mr. Walker told The Ukrainian Weekly.


Mr. Hunder, a British citizen, said the hotdogs “were the best I’ve had in Ukraine.” He added that Nathan’s market entry is a “good signal that more U.S. brands are coming to Ukraine,” in addition to quick service outlets already present in the country, such as KFC, McDonald’s and Domino’s.


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