Hamburg has been a city of burgers, fries, sandwiches and, yes, hot dogs for over half a century.
In a city known for its strong ethnic and cultural identity, it is a bit of a paradox to be one of the first major European cities to embrace the fast-casual burger.
While Hamburg has long been home to a few other fast-food restaurants, its signature burger is still a rare treat to see, and many visitors take to the streets to get their fix.
Hamburg’s hot dogs have been a mainstay for decades, and even the country’s capital has its own version, with some restaurants serving up hot dogs from the local market.
But while there are plenty of places to grab a burger in Hamburg, one of those places is a burger stand that opened just outside the city in 2017.
The Hamburg Hot Dogs Stand has been in business for nearly 40 years, and has since expanded to become the world’s largest hot dog vendor, according to its owner, Bruno Wieczorek.
In a city where there are many hot dogs to choose from, it makes sense that Wieckek has created a place that’s unique enough to warrant his name.
Wieciek said he wanted to create a place where the customers have an opportunity to taste a different burger.
“Hot dogs are one of my favorite foods, but there are not many places that are open every day,” Wieckckeks said.
“So I decided to open a stand that is open only on special days.”
The idea for the stand came to Wiecckek when he noticed a lot of tourists leaving Hamburg’s Old Town.
Wiesczoreks, who said he grew up in the town, was interested in seeing a hot dog stand open up in a new, vibrant part of the city.
He also wanted to be able to take advantage of the unique hospitality and atmosphere of the Old Town, so he decided to add a hot dogs stand in the center of the town.
He said the concept for the hot dogs is based on the idea of a family restaurant.
“There are many restaurants in the Old City, and it is the place where my parents and grandparents and great-grandparents were coming from,” Wiesciek explained.
As for the idea behind the hot dog stands, Wiecciks said it’s all about offering something unique to the people of Hamburg.
“We have a lot in common, and I think that we are all unique in Hamburg,” he said.
One of the hot-dog stands Wieces is known for is the Hot Dogs & More hot dog cart.
There are more than 400 Hot Dogs and More hot dogs, according the Wiesckeys.
Wieciks said the idea for their hot dog carts came to him when he was looking for a place to get his hot dogs.
I remember when I was in Hamburg I was really looking for hot dogs and I was going to get a hotdog cart and it was too bad, I thought, because there are a lot more hot dogs,” Wiedckeek said.
Wiedciks wanted to try a new approach and open a hot-dogs stand in Hamburg that offered a unique experience for the people who frequent the Old Place.
The idea was to open the hotdogs stand outside the Old Square, but WieCkeks also said he would open up the cart to allow visitors to come in and try out the hotdog carts and enjoy the view.
To date, Wiesckiks said he has seen the hot Dog & More carts in Hamburg more than 200 times.