Pink's is a Hollywood hotspot that is not only a treat for the stars, but a treat for the average joe as well. You don't have to be a big hollywood hot shot to eat like one! For over 70 years Pink's has been delivering the most unique and some of the most delicious hot dogs in the world! You will literally spend the 20 minute wait in line making one of the hardest decisions of your life. How do I choose just one?
It's not an easy task, but rest assured, whatever decision you make, your stomach and your tastebuds will thank you! The hot dogs are very big and very well priced. We also recommend trying the chili cheese fries. If you ever find yourself mixing it up in Hollywood, make sure you stop by the world's most famous hot dog stand and enjoy one of, if not the best, hot dog around!
History of Pink's:
Pink's is probably the most famous hot dog stand in the country... certainly in Los Angeles! Located near the corner of Melrose and La Brea, Pink's can be found by looking for a crowd of people and following the aroma of fresh meaty chili and soft hot dog buns. Pink's is unlike any other hot dog stand in America. For example, it has its own parking lot attendant (parking is free). It has been in the same location for 65 years. It is not unusual to see a Rolls Royce pull up to Pink's (the chili dog ordered will be for the occupant, not the chauffeur!). Movie stars, well-known dignitaries, struggling musicians, businessmen, housewives, school children... all have savored Pink's Famous Chili Dogs.
Paul Pink started his hot dog stand in 1939. It was only a large-wheeled pushcart in those days. The depression was on and money was scarce. Pink's chili dogs, complete with a large warm bun, oversized hot dog, mustard, onions and thick chili sold for 10 cents each. His hot dog wagon was located in "the country", rolling hills of weeds and open spaces. That was the corner of La Brea and Melrose sixty-five years ago! Times have changed, but not Pink's. Oh, in 1946 Paul Pink did trade his hot dog wagon in for a small building (constructed on the vary same spot where the wagon had stood). But the stand hasn't changed since those days. Today, Pink's chili dogs sell for $2.95 each (with inflation and the shrinking dollar, they are a better bargain now than in 1939!). Pink's still gives that very same quality now as then... mouth-watering chili, generously topping an all-beef hot dog with mustard and onions. Quality and service (an average Pink's chili dog can be ordered, prepared and delivered to the customer in less than 30 seconds!) have been the two reasons Pink's has not only survived, but become famous.