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Fusion Hot Dog News: Vancouver's Japadog is Coming to L.A.

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There are hot dog stands. And then there's Japadog. The Vancouver phenom that began as a modest street cart and has since expanded in their home city and even to New York is now in the process of setting up shop in Los Angeles. This is delicious news, indeed!

Grubstreet L.A. translated the blog entries from Japadog detailing their business expedition to Los Angeles.

The Japadog blog explains the hot doggers' "completion of a business license at L.A. City Hall" that was astonishingly simple. They had lunch at In-N-Out (of course!) and then "met with the managers of a popular mall in Hollywood and other local shopping centers, with the chain's intention to find one that would accept a food stall in an outdoor space."

Japadog apparently has plans for "being aggressive" and opening several mall stalls in L.A., though so far nothing is on the books officially yet. The Japadog crew is up in Vancouver again, poring over the paperwork.

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For the uninitiated, a Japadog is a Japanese-American (err, Canadian?) fusion hot dog. You can get a pork, beef, turkey, bratwurst, or veggie dog with combos of Japanese toppings, like toasted seaweed, edamame, or bonito flakes, with sauces like Japanese mayo, teriyaki, plum or more. (Oh, and, sure, you can get a plain ol' hot dog, too. But why?) Hopefully they'll be up and assembling their Terimayo, Oroshi, and Ume hot dogs in a mall near you very soon.

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