Wienerschnitzel is an American fast-food chain founded in 1961 as “Der Wienerschnitzel” that specializes in hot dogs, but is currently expanding to other items. Wienerschnitzel locations are almost entirely limited to California, Texas, and the Southwestern United States.
In the German speaking countries, except Austria, hot dog sausages are generally called Wiener or Wiener WÃ¼rstchen (WÃ¼rstchen means “little sausage”). In Swiss German, it is called Wienerli, while in Austria the terms Frankfurter or Frankfurter WÃ¼rstel are used.
Wiener schnitzel (from German Wiener Schnitzel, meaning Viennese cutlet) is a traditional Austrian dish and popular part of Viennese and Austrian cuisine, consisting of a thin slice of veal coated in breadcrumbs and fried.