November 21, 2007 // Franchising.com // ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Wienerschnitzel, the world's largest hot dog chain, is sponsoring the 2007 Albuquerque Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals, a 50-foot dachshund sprint to the finish line. The two-day event will be held November 27-28, 2007.
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the preliminary heats will take place at University of New Mexico's Tennis Complex (South of University Stadium). Registration is at 5 p.m. with the first pre-trial race beginning at 5:30 p.m. The final race will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, during halftime of the NCAA basketball game at The Pit featuring the University of New Mexico vs. Southern Utah. Tip-off time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The pre-trials consist of preliminary heats with the finalist from each trial advancing to the final race. The victor of the final race will be crowned the "2007 Albuquerque Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals Champion," and earn his or her owner a $250 prize. In addition, Wienerschnitzel will award the winner a trip for two (plus dog) to San Diego, Calif., to compete in the Wienerschnitzel Wiener National Finals on December 27 at the Holiday Bowl Big Bay Balloon Parade.
There is no cost to participate in the race. Admission to the Albuquerque Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals pre-trials is free. Admission to the Wiener National finals during the University of Arizona basketball game is included with tickets to the game.
WIENERSCHNITZEL WIENER NATIONALS
For additional race rules and entry forms, please visit the nearest Wienerschnitzel location:
• 6300 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, (505) 821-9720
• 110 Juan Tabo Ave NE, Albuquerque, (505) 271-6494
• 9651 Menual Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, (505) 896-0678
• 2929 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque, (505) 883-9994
• 900 36th Place, Rio Rancho, (505) 296-0503
Founded by John Galardi in 1961 with a single hot dog stand in Wilmington, Calif., Wienerschnitzel (www.wienerschnitzel.com) is a bona fide pioneer of the quick-service food industry. The world's largest hot dog chain serves more than 120 million hot dogs annually and is famous for its delicious 46-year-old proprietary chili recipe. Based in Newport Beach, Calif., Wienerschnitzel operates or franchises 350 stores in 12 states and Guam. It is part of Galardi Group, which is also the parent company of The Hamburger Stand and Tastee Freez LLC.