Did you know HERTA® has over 100 years continental meats expertise? You can find out lots more HERTA® facts (including how we became proud creators of the UK's no 1 frankfurter) using the nifty timeline...
Ludwig Schweisfurth goes forth
HERTA® comes from the German town of Herten, where Ludwig Schweisfurth opened his first butchers shop in 1897. This local shop flourished and grew into a factory.
The company name was changed and HERTA® was born (what’s ‘whoopee’ in German?)
HERTA® grows fast
By the 1960's we'd spread our frankfurter magic into France and Belgium.
HERTA® is bought
In the eighties boom, Nestlé saw HERTA®'s potential and bought the company.
Great Britain gets top dog
As well as Pac-Man, Cabbage Patch Kids and Back to the Future, the eighties also saw HERTA® Frankfurters launch in the UK.
Hot Dogs and Happy Families
By 2001 we were selling over 150 million frankfurters in the UK alone - that's an awful lot of hot dogs (and happy families). We also launched our HERTA® Quality Commitment programme to help ensure we continue to produce high quality foods while minimising our impact on the environment.
Home of the Hot Dog
The UK's favourite frankfurter brand gets a makeover with new packaging and this snazzy little website.
We hope you enjoy it!