If you’ve ever dreamed of opening a hot dog cart or stand, whether to augment your income or to create a whole new business, we’ve got a frankly sensational program for you. Hot Dog University® is designed to give aspiring Hot Dog vendors the knowledge they need to get a business up and running. You’ll gain a hands-on understanding of what it takes to run a foodservice business. Even though Hot Dog University is appropriate for prospective vendors of all frankfurter brands, graduates who choose to start their Hot Dog careers with Vienna® Beef products will enjoy substantial tuition reimbursement in the form of merchandise- and product-purchase rebates. Lead by Bill Murphy, Professor of Hot Dogs (PHD).

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Hot Dog University is Ideal for Those Wishing to…

  • Start a fun, new career
  • Work for themselves, without the restrictions of a franchise
  • Generate additional income, seasonally or year-round
  • Enjoy a flexible work schedule
  • Enjoy a recession-resistant job
  • Raise revenue at corporate events, charity functions, and parties

About the Professor: Bill Murphy, PHD (Professor of Hot Dogs)

  • Chicago, IL born and raised
  • Murphy’s Red Hots, 1987-2018
  • Murphy’s Red Hots goes to Japan, 1995
  • Vienna Beef Customer Advisory Board Member, 2003
  • Vienna Beef Hall of Fame Inaugural Class Inductee/Member, 2006
  • Vienna Beef Grill Skills Video Series Featured Product, 2014            
  • Vienna Beef Hot Dog University Instructor since 2019