Fast-food chain Nathan's Famous has just announced an expansion to 100 new locations this year, and many of them are expected to be located in Walmart stores.
According to a press release, the hot-dog chain is partnering with Ghost Kitchen Brands (GKB), a company that operates ghost kitchens inside Walmarts across Canada in order to bring customers food from fast-food brands like The Cheesecake Factory Bakery, Monster Cupcakes, and Quiznos.
The collaboration will bring Nathan's menu items, including those of their recently launched virtual brand Wings of New York, to 60 non-traditional locations in the U.S. and 40 in Canada by the end of 2021. The new locations inside Walmart stores will offer some seating, and all locations included in the deal will offer carry-out and third-party delivery.
In the United States, customers will be able to order Nathan's world-famous hot dogs and crinkle-cut fries, the NY Cheesesteak by Pat LaFrieda, the brand's new line of premium burgers and fried chicken sandwiches, as well as items from the Wings of New York menu.
Walmart's mission to replace closing McDonald's and Subway locations inside its stores has been well reported in recent days, with chains like Taco Bell, Domino's, and bakery La Madeleine all confirmed to be the retailer's new fast-food tenants. And for more restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox, don't forget to sign up for our newsletter.