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Pink’s Hot Dogs to give Will and Kate the royal treatment

July 7, 2011 | 11:40 pm


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are making headlines with their trip to Los Angeles this weekend, and legendary L.A. eatery Pink’s Hot Dogs is making sure they receive the royal treatment.

In honor of William and Catherine’s trip to Southern California, this weekend the hot dog stand is offering the “Royal Dog”: two hot dogs in one bun topped with mustard, cheese, onions, pickle relish, two slices of bacon and a “spot” of Pink’s famous chili.

“It’s such an honor for the city of Los Angeles to have the royal couple come to Los Angeles, and we just wanted to express a warm welcome to them,” said Richard Pink, one of the owners of Pink’s.

Pink said the special dogs can be found at Pink’s La Brea and Knott’s Berry Farm locations throughout the weekend, adding that if the limited-time items are a hit, they could be added to the menu permanently.

The hot dogs are $6 -- or a “mere trifle at ₤3.73,” Pink said.

Many celebrities have frequented the L.A. staple, and Pink said he hopes William and Catherine might be next.

“I’m hoping they will,” Pink said when asked if he thought the royals might stop by for a bite. “They are a very hip and good-looking young couple, and that’s who likes to come to Pink’s.”

He added: “We’ve been a Hollywood legend since 1939 -- now we’ll be a royal legend.”


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-- Kate Mather

Photo: A royal welcome at Pink's in Hollywood. Credit: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times