How an iconic american hot dog restaurant came to the philippines _ asia society

Each day, the line at Pink’s Hot Dogs stretches down La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, as tourists and Angelenos alike wait patiently to savor “Pink’s World Famous Chili Cheese Dog” or another of the 35 wiener varieties. Homemade pasta and sauce recipe Since 1939, Pink’s has been to Los Angeles what Nathan’s Famous is to New York: The top dog in town.

Pink’s flagship hot dog stand is adorned with photographs of celebrity patrons, several of whom have lent their names to Pink’s menu.


Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe no meat Among others, there’s the Brando Dog (a nine-inch stretch dog with chili), the Martha Stewart Dog (a stretch dog with relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut and sour cream) and the Planet Hollywood Dog (Polish sausage, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, bacon and nacho cheese. Easy homemade tomato pasta sauce recipe Jalapeños are 30 cents extra.)

After expanding to a dozen sites in the U.S., Pink’s opened its first overseas outlet last month to a large crowd — in Manila. Easy homemade spaghetti sauce with meat Richard Pink, son of the company’s founder, teamed up with celebrated Los Angeles chef and restaurateur Walter Manzke, whose wife, a pastry chef, is from the Philippines. Homemade white sauce for pasta They found a five-star location, at Manila’s new Shangri-La Hotel.

Why Asia? Why now? Following his return from the launch in Manila, where he taste-tested the hot dogs — and chili — to ensure they were true to family tradition, Mr. Homemade pasta sauce slow cooker Pink spoke with Asia Society Southern California.

Walter Manzke, owner of Republique and Petty Cash in L.A., and co-owner with his wife’s family of four restaurants in Manila, actually pitched the idea to my wife and me three years ago. Sauce for pasta noodles I asked him, ‘Can we ship hot dogs from the U.S. Homemade pasta sauce quick to the Philippines?’ There are so many restrictions affecting the shipment of food items from the U.S. Homemade spaghetti sauce from whole tomatoes to Asia, plus the risks of delays and refrigeration mishaps. Homemade tomato sauce for pasta recipe But Walter assured me he could make the hot dogs and chili in Manila to the same quality and taste as they’re made in L.A. Tomato pasta sauce recipe nz I felt confident Walter would perform as promised. Homemade pasta sauce without tomatoes I also felt comfortable Filipino consumers would enjoy Pink’s Hot Dogs, since everyone I talked to said hot dogs were a part of the Filipino diet — whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Also, many Filipinos have visited and lived in L.A. Homemade pasta sauce from garden tomatoes and have been to Pink’s. Homemade pasta sauce recipe with fresh tomatoes Our market study consisted of talking to many Filipinos in L.A., and it confirmed Pink’s had a high probability of success in Manila. Homemade pasta sauce with tomato sauce We found a great location, the brand new Shangri-La at the Fort. Tomato pasta sauce recipe italian Due to our frequent conversations with Walter and his family, we didn’t even visit the Manila location until one week before the opening. Homemade pasta sauce for baby Pink’s success in Manila was based on trust and our personal research.

Yep. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with garden tomatoes In L.A. Homemade pasta sauce with tomato paste our menu has 35 hot dogs and 12 hamburgers, but in Manila we are initially providing a shorter list of gourmet hot dogs and burgers tailored to local tastes. Quick homemade pasta sauce recipe The hot dogs are essentially the same, including the “snap” when you bite into them, but the toppings are different. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch They have a K-Town Dog (with kimchi, other pickled vegetables, daikon sprouts and sesame seeds) and a Little Tokyo Dog (tempura frank, unagi sauce, spicy mayo, cabbage and wasabi). Homemade pasta sauce nz Again, all to fit the tastes in the area and pay homage to various Asian countries and the tourists who visit Manila. Best homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch To see the menu, click here.

I think that could be it. Easy homemade cheese sauce for pasta That might be why Coca-Cola is doing so well there. Homemade pasta sauce tomato There is a long history of a close relationship between the Philippines and the U.S., and for that reason I think Filipinos like American products, providing those products properly represent the best that America has to offer. Recipe for homemade tomato pasta sauce Certainly, the hot dog is an iconic American food and Pink’s is an iconic hot dog stand.

Our goal is to open a Pink’s in Tokyo, and the key is finding a partner whom we can trust to deliver the quality of food and service that will make us proud. Sauce for pasta and salmon It is critical that we partner with a company that is well established in Tokyo in the restaurant business, and with whom we can build a long-term relationship. Sauce recipe for shrimp pasta This will require fluency in English.

We also would like to expand in other locations abroad, including Europe and the Middle East. White sauce recipe for pasta with cheese We have been approached by several potential licensees, but either due to lack of experience or lack of English, we have yet to find the right partner, except in the Philippines.

Other expansion questions center on whether hot dogs are an acceptable food product in various countries and whether we can find affordable locations in areas with high foot traffic. Easy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with canned tomatoes Also, we are famous in the U.S. Homemade pasta sauce recipe without tomatoes for the celebrities who dine at Pink’s. Homemade meat sauce for pasta We have over 200 signed photos on Pink’s “Wall of Fame.” Will these celebrities be known in foreign countries?

We duplicated the L.A. Best homemade pasta sauce recipe “Wall of Fame” in Manila. Best homemade pasta sauce Our plan is to recreate it at all our locations. Homemade pasta sauce jamie oliver It seems the endorsement of celebrities has a positive influence on people deciding where to dine. Easy canning homemade spaghetti sauce recipe We hope to get Manny Pacquiao to Pink’s Manila and name a hot dog after him. Homemade butter sauce for pasta We hear he has been to the Pink’s in L.A. Red sauce for pasta recipe and is especially fond of the Martha Stewart Dog. Sauce for pasta recipes We were lucky to have the famed Filipina actress and model, Anne Curtis, at Pink’s Manila’s opening, and she was kind enough to tweet about her enjoyment of the hot dogs and experience. Homemade tomato pasta sauce for freezing Patti Grandidge, the famous Filipina model, also was at the opening.

All we could say about the opening and the lines of customers was, “wow!” The launch went great. Homemade pasta sauce with tomatoes The food is very similar to the original Pink’s. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with hamburger One change is the bread, a very tasty brioche bun. Making spaghetti sauce from scratch fresh tomatoes It’s so good we should try it at Pink’s in L.A.

We are fortunate to have the most talented partners in Manila. Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe food network We are very confident and hope it will be the beginning of many more Pink’s in the Philippines and throughout Asia.