The Museum applauds Cupid’s on its recent 70th anniversary of serving up delicious hot dogs.
Richard and Bernice Walsh, started the business in North Hollywood, and it was first called Walsh’s Hot Dogs. Soon afterward, Richard changed it to Cupid’s, his wife’s nickname.
Cupid’s Hot Dogs, a popular, family-owned business, now consists of three small eateries with classic hot dogs and various toppings and is a local favorite eatery.
“We’ve made it through three generations. I don’t know how many businesses in the area have gotten this far,” said Kelly Walsh and sister Morgan run the chain, now in its third generation.
Cupid’s Hot Dogs family owners and sisters, Kelly and Morgan Walsh
Two locations are in the valley, one on Vanowen St. in Canoga Park, which opened in 1962; on Lindley Ave. in Northridge, just across the street from CSUN's Valley Performing Arts Center, which opened in 1964. The third location is in Simi Valley on Cochran St. opened in 1988.
Kelly and Morgan's late father, Rick, a Northridge resident, took over the business in 1982 and sold off two other Cupid’s. Kelly and Morgan took over the remaining eateries when their dad died in 2009.
For the 5/22 anniversary, hot dogs were discounted 70 percent.
So, stop on in, say hello to the family and keep Cupid's offering juicy, tasty hot dogs for the next 70 years!
Tell us about a time when you went to Cupid's.
On a hot summer afternoon...
After camp when you were a kid...
On the way home from a concert...