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Der Wienerschnitzel Gets LA Landmark Status

Der Wienerschnitzel Gets LA Landmark Status

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Der Wienerschnitzel isn't just a hot dog stand anymore — it's a tasty bite of history.

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday declared the chain's very first stand in the Wilmington area as a city landmark — adding it to the list of city historic-cultural monuments.

The drive-thru was built in 1961 and it doesn't have the chain's trademark A-frame construction — just a flat roof. However, the Cultural Heritage Commission says it epitomizes the drive-thru and walk-up concepts made popular in the 1960s and is strongly associated with LA's car culture. 

The chain now has hundreds of restaurants in the U.S. and overseas.

Wienerschnitzel, by the way, isn't a hot dog but a breaded veal cutlet.

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