A Taste of Coney Island in Every BiteNathan's Famous was founded by a Polish immigrant, Nathan Handwerker, and his is truly an authentic "only in America story." He started his business in 1916 with a small hot dog stand in Coney Island, New York. He sold hot dogs that were manufactured based on a recipe developed by his wife, Ida. In the over 100 years that have passed since opening day, Nathan's has gained worldwide recognition for the unequaled quality and taste of its product. Today, Nathan's has gained reputation for being among the highest quality hot dogs in the world.