SITE #5 CASPERS HOT DOGS
Founded by a hardworking family of Armenian entrepreneurs, Caspers has been serving their secret-recipe frankfurters to hot dog fans for nearly 90 years. Today, the company is still family-owned and run by the grandchildren of the founders.
The story of Caspers Hot Dogs begins with a family of Armenian entrepreneurs, a small grocery store on the streets of Chicago, and a desire to build a legacy for generations to come. A move to sunny California in 1934 initiated the building and expansion of what was to become Caspers Famous Hot Dogs, an award-winning hot dog chain in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Today, the Caspers chain is run by the founders’ grandchildren and consists of seven restaurants, wholesale sales to grocery and club stores, and online sales through their website.