Betty White’s favorite meal at Pink’s Hot Dogs endures – and proceeds go to help animals

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Betty White loved animals, and she loved Pink’s Hot Dogs. Now one will aid the the other.

The beloved Emmy-winning actress, who passed away on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99, enjoyed her favorite meal at the iconic Los Angeles hot stand unadorned — just meat and the bun.

Richard Pink, co-owner of Pink’s Hot Dogs, said the toppings-free “Betty White Naked Hot Dog” will remain on the menu “forever.” And for the next week, all proceeds from sales of the entree will go to the Los Angeles Zoo.

White was a well-known animal advocate, serving on the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association Board of Trustees. She was an inaugural member of the Board of Zoo Commissioners, according to the zoo’s  website.

“She launched Pink’s Hot Dogs in City Walk in 2010 by eating a hot dog right in front of me,” said Pink, whose mother and father opened the famed stand in 1939.

“I said: ‘Betty, let me put some toppings on it,” he said. “And she said, ‘no, I like my hot dogs plain, just the beef, and the bun, I just like it naked,’” he added. She told him: “You can tell everybody that Betty White gets naked at Pink’s,” Pink laughed, recalling the actress’ one-of-a-kind sense of humor.

Richard Pink, co-owner of Pink’s Hot Dogs, at the Los Angeles landmark resturant, Monday, Jan 3, 2022. The iconic hot dog eatery is honoring Hollywood legend Betty White by naming a hot dog after her. The “Betty White Naked Hot Dog,” will be on the menu from now on and for the next week all procedes from sales will go to the Los Angeles Zoo. White, 99, died on Dec. 31, 2021 was avid animal lover. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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Pink added: “Betty would come to Pink’s after the Hollywood Bowl with her actor girlfriends and treat them to hot dogs in the dining room. They liked to get them with all the different toppings on them because we have 40 different hot dogs on our menu, but Betty just liked to get them plain, and that’s how she wanted it, nothing on it.”

Betty White Naked Hot Dogs at Pink’s Hot Dogs in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan 3, 2022. The iconic hot dog eatery is honoring Hollywood legend Betty White by naming a hot dog after her. The “Betty White Naked Hot Dog,” will be on the menu from …read more

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