The self-proclaimed "best hot dog in New York since 1932" is headed to the Las Vegas Strip, with Papaya King creating a step-up from your average hot dog shack.
Taking over the former home of Fukuburger and Zingers at the Hawaiian Marketplace, the famous New York brand will reside a few steps from another recent arrival, Rock & Reilly's Las Vegas.
To meet the spirit of the Strip, Papaya King is adding some extra touches to its hot dog, fries and tropical drink selections. Taking advantage of the large outdoor patio, this location will feature a full bar, plus table service and a recent post to social media promises they will be open 24 hours. The closest very late-night rival on this side of Las Vegas Boulvard is Fatburger to the south.
Also on the way, "Tropical Fishbowls" to create a boozy version of their famous drinks. Future guests have been told the large beverages will be "$25 and you get to keep the bowl." Their non-alcoholic flavors already include "Banana Daquiri," "Coconut Champagne," "Piña Colada," and "Strawberry Fields."
Papaya King’s first Las Vegas expansion debuted in November, across from the Hard Rock Hotel, at the corner of Harmon and Paradise.
Promised as coming "very soon," the venue was granted a "certificate of occupancy" by Clark County, a stronger hint the opening is only days away.