Pink's is the ultimate Mom and Pop hot dog stand. It's a Hollywood love story, starting with Paul & Betty Pink selling hot dogs from a cart on a neighborhood street corner at La Brea & Melrose in 1939. Then the city fell in love with the tasty chili dogs and friendly service, and 75 years later, Pink's has become a Hollywood landmark and internationally famous, now operated by Paul & Betty’s family -- Richard, Gloria, and Beverly. The Pink family has even expanded to ten locations including Southern California, Las Vegas, and Ohio.
Pink’s is renowned for its delicious variety of hot dogs and hamburgers, huge portions, and affordable prices. Its historic, fun atmosphere is considered a quintessential Hollywood experience, particularly for the late-night club crowd.
Celebrities love great hot dogs, too, and Pink’s has been visited by many stars. Back in the day they ranged from Orson Welles to Marlon Brando to Michael Jackson. Today Pink’s serves personalities such as Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, Steve Martin, Betty White, Martha Stewart, Aretha Franklin and Guy Fieri -- and is visited by celebrity chefs such as Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, and Emeril Lagasse.
For seven decades customers have been driving to Pink’s in everything from pickups to limos, all to savor Pink’s famous variety of 30 hot dogs and to enjoy its relaxed dining room and patio seating. The Pink family is forever grateful to its loyal patrons, who have watched Paul & Betty’s hot dog cart, acquired with a $50 loan, turn into a Hollywood legend.
BEST ENTRANCE: Second level of West parking structure LOCATION IN MALL: Patio Cafes between Panda Express & Sbarro