Nathan’s Famous, the New York hot dog brand, has arrived in Ukraine.
From this week, the all-beef, smoked sausages – with secret seasonings – are on sale at six of the SOCAR gas stations in Kyiv. SOCAR, officially the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic, has bought Ukraine franchise rights and plans to soon expand the Coney Island hot dogs to its other 50 gas stations in Ukraine. For Nathan’s it is a bit of a homecoming. The first Nathan’s hot dog stand was opened just over a century ago by Nathan Handwerker, an immigrant Galicia, then part of Poland, now Western Ukraine.