Denise Swanner is the First Woman Franchisee to Break All Sales Records for Weinerschnitzel, the “World’s Largest Hot Dog Chain.” The chain’s famous chili dogs are a considerable draw, and so is Denise’s adept management. Named 2008’s Best New Restaurant (by Odessa American readers) and 2011’s Cleanest Restaurant (by the Odessa Health Department), Denise’s storefront continues to set the standard for fast-casual dining. Denise was recently inducted into Weinerschnitzel’s esteemed Million Dollar Club.
Before her venture into the restaurant business, Denise was a founding partner of Medical Equipment Shop in Kerrville, Texas. When she moved back to her native Odessa, she opened Pro Medical Supply with a partner. As the company president and manager she was recognized as the 2001 Woman in Business. In 2012, she was honored by the National Association of Professional Executive Women as a Woman of Excellence.
Denise is an avid volunteer. She currently assists with Main Street Odessa, the Junior League of Odessa, Family of the Year with Samaritan Counseling, Parks Foundation for the City of Odessa, and Noël Heritage.
Denise has one daughter, Micalee. Denise credits her success to the constant support of family and friends and would like to use this opportunity to say, “Thank you!”