Umami Burger to Slang Weenies at Old Papoo's Hot Dog Show
Papoo's Hot Dogs in Burbank closed in August of 2011 after 62 years of serving countless hot dogs, hamburgers and mugs of cold beer. The community lamented the loss, much like they did for Henry's Tacos and Junior's Deli, which recently shuttered due to the shifting tides. But a savior has come in the form of a burger. Umami Burger, that is.
Adam Fleischman and his Umami empire will be taking over the space. But architecture and dive enthusiasts needn't fear, because the folks at Umami say that the existing building will retain much of its exterior. That includes Papoo’s iconic signage, declaring a Show Burger and 7 hot dog specialties, all of which which Umami Burbank will reinvent and serve.
And that's a good thing, because Papoo's emerged victorious in our across-the-street meat showdown, proving that their Monster dog was better than Big Boy's Colossal burger.
Umami Burbank will also serve breakfast, organic milkshakes and offer catering options to surrounding businesses, including the studios and production companies in the neighborhood. And just like the original Papoo's, the bar will be in busiess, serving beer and wine.