Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                        Date of Report: February 3, 2005
                        (Date of earliest event reported)

                              NATHAN'S FAMOUS, INC.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

        Delaware                     1-3189                      11-3166443    
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(State of Incorporation)           (Commission                (I.R.S. Employer
                                   File Number)              Identification No.)

1400 Old Country Road, Westbury, New York                          11590       
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)                          (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number including area code             (516) 338-8500

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Item 5.02.  Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Principal Officers.

     (d) On February 3, 2005,  the Board of Directors  increased the size of the
Board of Directors to 9 persons and appointed  Eric Gatoff to fill the resulting
vacancy. There were no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Gatoff and any
persons pursuant to which Mr. Gatoff was elected to the Board of Directors.  Due
to the fact that Mr.  Gatoff is not  "independent"  as defined under Nasdaq Rule
4200,  Mr.  Gatoff  has not been  appointed  to any  committee  of the  Board of

     Eric Gatoff joined the Registrant as Vice  President and Corporate  Counsel
in October  2003.  Prior to October  2003,  Mr.  Gatoff was a partner at Grubman
Indursky & Schindler,  P.C., a law firm  specializing in intellectual  property,
entertainment  and media law.  Mr.  Gatoff is a member of the New York State Bar
Association and holds a B.B.A. in Finance from George Washington  University and
a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned, thereunder duly authorized.

                                    NATHAN'S FAMOUS, INC.

                                    By: /s/Ronald DeVos 
                                    Ronald DeVos
                                    Vice-President Finance
                                    and Chief Financial Officer
                                   (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

Dated:   February  4, 2005