The Corona virus has affected all of us, but let’s face it, food establishments have been hit the hardest. If you are a lover of Pink’s Hot Dogs, you must have been happy when this famous hot dog stand reopened in August 2020, bringing back all of its employees. However, now due to the second surge in Los Angeles it has decided to close until March 2021.

Pink’s Hot Dogs; photo taken in 2017 by Kathy Leonardo

Since 1939, Pink’s has become a destination attracting both tourists and locals. Founded by Paul and Betty Pink, it all started with one pushcart and then the business grew adding a building with indoor and outdoor seating and a parking lot. Paul and Betty retired in 1985, and their son Richard, his wife, Gloria, and sister, Beverly took over the business.

After eighty years, this little hot dog joint has a massive following which includes celebrities galore…serving over 2000 hot dogs and 200 hamburgers a day. It now employs thirty people – some are longtime employees.

Pink’s has stood the test of time, and hopefully Covid too….So get out there and show some support.

Visit the website for hours and to find out more info about its founders Paul and Betty Pink. Pink’s Hot Dogs, 709 N La Brea Ave., LA, CA 90038;