Our Story

Our Story
Der fun since 1961! That’s when founder, John Galardi, opened the first “Der Wienerschnitzel” on Pacific Coast Highway in southern California. (This is an amazing story in itself – please inquire).

While that very location is a historic landmark and still thrives today, the concept has grown and transformed over the past 50 years. Never losing sight and staying true to its origins, the Chili Cheese Dog, Chili Cheese Fries, Corn Dog, and Soft-Serve still reign king in this simple, yet down-right Americana love affair.

Always family owned and operated, the Galardi Group, Inc., prides itself in treating franchise partners as family. We always encourage new ideas and feedback in helping us grow together.