Pink’s brings haute hot dogs to Planet Hollywood
Sat, Jun 13, 2009 (11:32 a.m.)
Photo: SoCalFan / Flickr
Hollywood’s landmark Pink’s Hot Dogs will soon be serving up its famous dogs in Las Vegas.
The hot dog hotspot will be opening in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops this August.
Pink’s founder Paul Pink started the brand with just a pushcart in 1939, selling chili dogs for 10 cents apiece. He later traded his cart for the restaurant in 1946, which Pink’s still operates out of today. Now 70 years older and $3 more expensive, Pink’s and its chili dogs have chosen Las Vegas as its second location to place its roots.
Hot dogs on Pink’s don the names of famous patrons like the “Martha Stewart dog” (10" hot dog, relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut & sour cream), the Rosie O’Donnell Long Island Dog (10" hot dog, topped with mustard, onions, chili and sauerkraut) and the Ozzy Spicy Dog (spicy Polish dog, nacho cheese, American cheese, grilled onions, guacamole and chopped tomatoes).
The restaurant has been featured on “The Today Show,” Food Network’s “Throwdown! With Bobby Flay” and episodes of “Nip/Tuck.”
Aside from hot dogs, Pink’s will be offering up a few new jobs. The restaurant is expecting to hire between 30 and 35 people as bartenders, line cooks and managers. A job fair will be hosted in July for the positions.
Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.