The Famous Hot Weiner is a tradition that began in 1923 when Nicholas E. Mavros opened Hanover’s first fast food restaurant. By 1928, the original Famous Hot Weiner was operating at its present location on the corner of York Street and Broadway. In 1957, Nicholas’ son and daughter-in-law, E. Tim and Georgia Mavros, acquired the business and operated it for the next 38 years. As the town of Hanover and the surrounding communities grew so did the opportunity for the third generation to open a second location. In January 1973, grandson Nicholas T. Mavros and son-in-law Pete G. Keriazes began operation of Famous Hot Weiner North at the corner of Dart Drive and Eichelberger Street. They continued that operation for 25 years and also acquired the downtown location in 1995. In January 1999, great-grandsons George P. Keriazes and Timothy P. Keriazes acquired both businesses and became the fourth generation to operate the restaurants. In April 2011, they opened a third location in Spring Grove.
Our weiners have been voted #1 Hot Dog in York County by York Daily Record polls and #1 Hot Dog in South Central Pennsylvania by the Harrisburg Patriot News. We have also been featured on Lancaster WGAL-TV’s Live! show. These are all honors for which we are grateful, but our greatest sense of pride comes from the smiles and positive comments from our many satisfied customers. The repeated patronage of our establishments gives us the confidence to look toward a bright future with possibilities for further expansion. We are looking forward to keeping pace with our growing community and the expanding families of our customers.
Our sandwiches and soups are made of quality ingredients. Our “Famous Chili Sauce” recipe has been passed from family member to family member. The “Everything” on our sandwiches is Famous Chili Sauce, mustard and onions, but you may have it your way.
We pledge to continue our efforts to earn your business, and we look forward to welcoming you into one of our restaurants very soon. We hope you will enjoy our “Famous” sandwiches and appreciate the years of experience and pride that go into each one!