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Cupid's Hot Dogs First Orlando Store Now Open!

More great foodie news for Orlando as California hot dog institution Cupid's is opening its first East Coast location in Orlando, and wiener fans can get their very first taste this week!

Cupid's Hot Dogs' first location outside of California is located at 1515 Lee Road, and trust u, you can't miss it, just look for the big red heart!

The new restaurant will now be open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m

To celebrate the opening, Cupid’s is offering a special deal for the first 30 days of business where guests can make any meal a combo with fries and drink for $1. A combo is normally a $3.75 upcharge.

Cupid’s first opened in California’s San Fernando Valley in 1946 and has stayed largely the same since then, according to Kelly Walsh, who co-owns the business with her sister. The pair is the third generation of their family to run Cupid’s Hot Dogs.

“I think we’ve stayed true to our original menu,” Kelly Walsh said. “We’ve added very few things — like a veggie dog, Chicago toppings — so we just wanted to keep it as simple as our grandparents started it, very minimal changes.”

The restaurant mostly sells all-beef Vienna hotdogs. Cupid's has done so since the mid-40s. Their rate of expansion has been rather slow, with just five locations in total. The family-owned restaurant clearly subscribes to a "don't fix what ain't broke" mentality, leaving their menu much the same as it was in the '40s.


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