What brand of hot dogs does pinks use? The typical hot dogs are 9-inch, all-beef wieners with natural casing, made for Pink’s since 1939 by Hoff’s Quality Meats. The dogs are steamed and doused in a chili made specially for Pink’s.
Why is Pink’s hot dogs famous? Pinks attributes its longevity and its success to the tastiness of its hot dogs, which snap when you bite into them, its never ending hot dog menu combinations, its loyal long-term staff of over 30, many of whom have been with Pink’s for over ten years, its unique 1946 open kitchen curb side stand and relaxed dining
Why are pink hot dogs pink? Used in goods like spam, deli meats and bacon, the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council explains that sodium nitrate helps hotdogs from spoiling by preventing botulism-causing bacteria, but it also gives hotdogs their distinct pink hue. The science behind sodium nitrate is simple.
Where did Pink’s hot dogs originate? In 1939, Betty and Paul Pink borrowed $50 from Betty’s mom to buy a hot dog pushcart. They opened Pink’s at 709 North La Brea about fifty feet from the corner of La Brea and Melrose. Hot dogs sold for ten cents and cokes for a nickel!