LOS ANGELES - After being closed for nearly two months due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in Southern California, Pink's Hot Dogs reopened Monday.
FOX 11's Hal Eisner spent some time at Pink's on Monday afternoon talking to people in line to get one of those iconic dogs:
"Happy days are here again," said co-owner Richard Pink during an interview with Good Day LA on Monday. "We were shut down for two months voluntarily because the surge was really raging in January and we wanted to keep our customers safe and our staff safe. It’s the second time we closed in 81 years. The first time was for five months, so it’s been difficult, it’s been a struggle."
The stand on La Brea Avenue near Melrose Avenue closed at the conclusion of business on Jan. 3. "in order to keep our patrons and staff safe from the current Covid surge," Pink's announced in January.
The legendary spot in Hollywood has been serving customers since 1939.