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Hollywood Landmark Pink’s to Open at Cedar Point This Summer

Pink’s hot dogs at Knott’s Berry Farm. Photo: Pink’s Hollywood
SANDUSKY, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Labeled as the “Hot Dog To The Stars,” Pink’s, a Hollywood legend for more than 71 years, will serve its special brand of hot dogs and chili dogs this summer at Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio.
This will be the first Pink’s franchise east of Las Vegas. Last summer, Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, Calif., was the first Cedar Fair Entertainment Company park to operate a Pink’s on its property. 
World renown for its premium gourmet hot dogs, chili dogs, onion rings and fresh toppings, Pink’s has an impressive Who’s Who list of famous Hollywood stars and dignitaries who have frequented the original Pink’s in Hollywood. Among its customers are Betty White, Ryan Seacrest, Adam Sandler, Bill Cosby, Martha Stewart, Jay Leno and Bobby Flay.
In 2010, the Obama girls:  First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, and an entourage of 14 other people stopped in for lunch.
It has also been featured on The View, The Martha Stewart Show, The Throw Down with Bobby Flay, The Travel Channel, the Food Network and the Discovery Channel.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Pink’s to a new area of the country,” said Richard Pink, son of Paul and Betty Pink, who first opened Pink’s in 1939. “Our premium hot dogs and chili dogs prepared with fresh toppings will become an instant favorite of park guests.”
In addition to its world-famous hot dogs, chili dogs and onion rings, Pink’s at Cedar Point will also serve mild or spicy Polish dogs, Brooklyn Pastrami swiss cheese dogs, Coleslaw dogs, plus hamburgers, cheeseburgers and French fries.  
“Pink’s will be a very popular addition to the food offerings at Cedar Point,” said Gary Gochenour, Cedar Point’s Director of Food Services. “Its gourmet hot dogs, chili dogs and onion rings made fresh will have a huge appeal to all of our guests.”
Pink’s at Cedar Point will be located just off the main midway right next to Toft’s Ice Cream Parlor.  Guests will order inside and be able to watch as their food is prepared in front of them just the way they want it. Seating will be available inside or on the outdoor patio.
The original Pink’s, opened 71 years ago at the corner of North La Brea and Melrose avenues in Los Angeles, was no more than a pushcart with a very long extension cord that was plugged into a hardware store a block away. In 1946, the operation expanded into its current building at the same location.  

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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