ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT


Stay Connected
ADVERTISEMENT


Famed Hollywood icon Pink’s Hot Dogs coming to Southington


SOUTHINGTON — A Pink’s Hot Dogs restaurant will open in the former Carousel Cafe building at Lake Compounce for the upcoming season.

Pink’s Hot Dogs, founded in Hollywood in 1939 with restaurants across the country, will open on May 17. It’s the first Pink’s location on the east coast, with the closest restaurant in Ohio.

Lake Compounce has been marketing the new restaurant on social media and in press releases.

“So far we’ve gotten a really good response from the public,” said Sara Frias, marketing director for the park.

Pink’s has another restaurant at Raging Waters in California, a park owned by Palace Entertainment which also owns Lake Compounce.

Pink’s opening day will be celebrated with a Dachshund racing competition for the Fastest Hot Dog title.

The park opens on May 10 for the year. In addition to a Pink’s restaurant, the park will also add campground facilities, although the opening has been delayed due to cold weather impeding construction.

Frias said crews have been doing what they can despite frozen ground. The campground will likely be open between mid June and early July.



Back to SouthingtonNews
Top Stories of the Week

Tony Bennett dines in downtown Wallingford before concert at the …
WALLINGFORD — Legendary singer Tony Bennett dined at a downtown restaurant Monday night before taking the stage with Lady Gaga. Bennett and Gaga were scheduled … more ...

FBI agents investigating Wallingford accounting firm …
WALLINGFORD — The FBI seized documents Tuesday from a South Elm Street accounting firm as part of an ongoing fraud investigation, according to authorities. Business … more ...

City man accused of molesting two children for years …
MERIDEN — A city man is accused of molesting two children repeatedly over the course of several years. Antonio Montesdeoca, 22, of 154 Bunker Ave., … more ...

Car crashes into Meriden gym, causing heavy damage to pillar …
MERIDEN — One woman was hospitalized with minor injuries after her car crashed into the front of a South Broad Street gym Wednesday morning, causing … more ...

6 Things to know about the impact on Wallingford of …
WALLINGFORD — The local impact of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s decision to close its Research Parkway facility in 2018 will likely be profound and varied. Here are … more ...

Comments