Papoo’s The Hot Dog Show, a legendary hot dog stand in Toluca Lake, closes at the end of August

Papoo’s The Hot Dog Show, a legendary hot dog stand in Toluca Lake, closes at the end of August. Buried a few items down on Burbank and Beyond is the full story of the closing of this landmark. For those who live near Los Angeles that have not tried Papoo’s, well, now is your only chance. Not only known for its classic hot dog, it was also one of the shooting locations for the original Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.

Flickr has some wonderful photos of this Burbank landmark.

I know I will certainly be making one last trek to enjoy the 50’s retro goodness of The Hot Dog Show.

Patrick J. Doody

Patrick J. Doody is a horror nerd and Mexican Pepsi enthusiast living in Los Angeles. Along with his writing and producing partner Chris Valenziano, he has been involved in such terrorific projects as Silent Hill: Homecoming for Konami, Scream Awards for Spike TV and Ghostfacers: The Web Series for Warner Brothers. Their film Beneath, starring Jeff Fahey, won Best Picture at Screamfest and is currently available on Netflix.

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2 thoughts on “Papoo’s The Hot Dog Show, a legendary hot dog stand in Toluca Lake, closes at the end of August

  1. Patrick, great post! This news makes me very sad though, think you can grab a menu or something for me before they close their doors?

  2. Jim Lane says:

    What can we say about Papoo’s Hot Dog Show? All the employees have watched my daughter grow up over the last eleven years. It’s a shame to see it go but we’ll remember the Ms. Pacman, Centipede, cheap beer, great onion rings and, of course the separate men’s room that was open all night which was a favorite for the homeless folks. The Show must go on!!!!

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