Wienerschnitzel marks 45 years in Everett on Sunday

  • Wed Jul 16th, 2014 5:44pm

By Jon Bauer Herald Writer

You can celebrate a little hot dog history and an Everett landmark on Sunday.

Wienerschnitzel, which has been in its same Everett location at 5905 Evergreen Way since 1969, is celebrating its 53rd anniversary — and its 45th in Everett — and National Hot Dog Month by offering its classic mustard dog, chili dog and kraut dog for 61 cents each on Sunday only. And there’s no limit on the wieners.

Wienerschnitzel was founded in Wilmington, Calif., in 1961, but established one of its earliest franchises in Everett at a time when there was only one McDonald’s in town.

Domenic Baker, a manager at the Everett store and employee since 2000, said he expects Sunday to be busy.

“Oh, yeah, it’s going to be crazy. We used to give them away for free (on the anniversary), but even at 61 cents its crazy busy,” he said.

Wienerschnitzel — it dropped the German article “Der” in 1977 — and its A-frame building have been a long-lived landmark in Everett. In those 45 years, it’s had only three franchise owners. The first owner had the restaurant until 2000, Baker said, and a new owner, an Everett resident, took over earlier this year.