Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) brings a Hollywood icon directly to their customers. As part of Delaware North’s “Gateway Concept,” a longtime strategy focusing on bringing local concepts to major public venues like airports, sporting arenas and other travel destinations, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services announced it will open a Pink’s Hot Dogs location at LAX inside Tom Bradley International Terminal later this year.
“We’re thrilled to add Pink’s Hot Dogs to our mix of fun, highly popular local brands at the airports we serve,” said Bob Stanton, vice president of business development for Delaware North Travel Hospitality Services. “We’re on a constant quest to find innovative brands and unique retail dining experiences reflecting the local flair and cultures of the cities where we do business.”
Best known for its savory Pink’s Famous Chili Dogs, Pink’s has occupied the same Hollywood location since 1939. Pink’s offers a huge variety of hot dogs, many of which are named after celebrity fans.
“For 70 years, Pink’s has been a must-see, must-eat destination in Los Angeles for both locals and international visitors alike,” said Pink’s owner Richard Pink. “So it made perfect sense to bring a little bit of this Los Angeles nostalgia and history to LAX, one of the busiest airports in the world. This allows visitors from all over the world to experience Pink’s and its famous hot dogs, whether they plan a stop in Hollywood or not.”
Recently, the company announced a similar partnership with Los Angeles-based The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, which opened its first of two locations in LAX’s sister airport, L.A./Ontario International, in November 2008.