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Korean smoothie and corn dog chain with 'cult following' opens first Canadian location in Vancouver

Plus: They're doing some grand opening week deals on their most popular menu items
Juicy & 88 Hotdog is a South Korean corn dog and smoothie chain that has now expanded into Canada with its first franchised location in the market in Vancouver, B.C.

A South Korean hot dog chain with a "cult following" has expanded to Canada with its first location, which is in downtown Vancouver.

Juicy & 88 Hotdog, which operates over 800 shops in South Korea, is in "soft open" mode as of March 31, 2023 at #1-1725 Robson St. 

The smoothie and hot dog restaurant now occupies the space vacated by Kaneko Hannosuke

"The Vancouver location will feature Juicy & 88 Hotdog's classic menu items, including the famous Korean corn dogs that have earned a cult following," describes a press release for the venture.

Juicy & 88 Hotdog's menu features a line-up of smoothies and juices made with fresh ingredients, from Avocado & Banana to Strawberry Yogurt, alongside bubble tea and coffee and tea drinks. 

On the hot dog side, 88 Hotdog features Korean hot dogs, the popular street food creation akin to a corn dog that features a hot dog-style beef sausage or cheese (or both) dipped in a slightly sweet batter and deep fried. One option is to get the popular potato-crusted coating option, which 88 Hotdog offers.  

Customers can enjoy Juicy & 88 Hotdog for dine-in or take-out. 

This style of Korean hot dog (on a stick) has enjoyed growing popularity in Vancouver, particularly via rival franchise Chung Chun, which has several locations across Metro Vancouver

To mark the grand opening of Canada's first Juicy & 88 Hotdog restaurant in Vancouver, the business is doing some special promos, so you can score a deal.

You'll find select juices (Strawberry & Banana, Mango & Banana, Pineapple Banana) offered for a Buy-One-Get-One-Free (BOGO) deal on April 6 and 7; BOGO bubble tea and smoothies (Brown Sugar Bubble Tea with Pearls, Strawberry Fruit Tea with Pearls, Mango Yogurt Smoothie) on April 8 and 9 and $2.99 Korean-Style Corn Dogs (88 Hotdog - Signature All Beef Flavour, Half Mozzarella & Beef, Half Cheddar Cheese & Beef) April 6 through 9 (maximum two per person). 

Follow @juicy88hotdog on Instagram for more info and updates.

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