Iconic Houston hot dog spot opens new location on Washington Ave.

It was the first Friday night for their new location -- a tiny spot on the corner of an aging strip center on Houston's popular Washington Avenue.

Iconic Houston hot dog spot opens new location on Washington Ave.

HOUSTON — Thousands of Houston hot dog fans are rejoicing after a beloved spot is now open after a long wait.

Fans of YoYo's Hot Dogs stood in line Friday night at the intersection of Parker and Washington Avenue to get a taste of a Houston favorite that you can't get anywhere else.

It was the first Friday night for their new location -- a tiny spot on the corner of an aging strip center where for $8 you can get a drink and one of YoYo's famous dogs.

"My name is Danny Kim. I own the hot dog shop YoYo's Hot Dogs. People started calling me 'YoYo,' so, I'm YoYo," owner Danny Kim said. "I'm very excited and my customers are excited, too."

It all started for Kim in a parking lot in Rice Village -- it's the place where most fans had their first YoYo experience.

"I'm seeing this line and I'm, like, what's going on? And then, someone is, like, 'It's hot dogs." I'm, like, hot dogs? Are you kidding me," one customer said.

Yes, hot dogs -- AKA "Heaven on Earth."

It's much more than an Oscar Meyer on a piece of bread. YoYo is a professionally trained sushi chef from Los Angeles and he created something unique -- something you won't find anywhere else.

"I put my sushi experience into the hot dog," Kim said. "We put some cream cheese on the bun, then the all-beef hot dog and we put some caramelized onion, Korean-infused caramelized onion, we put some Indian/Pakistan fried onion on top of it. And we put some sushi experience, sauce on top."

The new spot opened Thursday night after an ownership dispute with a former partner was finally settled. YoYo said he sold out by 12:30 a.m. and had to lock the door earlier than planned.

"We sold about 800 hot dogs yesterday," he said.

He said he expected to sell more on Friday night.

For first-timers, YoYo insists customers try his hot dog as it comes -- with everything on it. If you don't like it after you try it, he'll make you another one to your specifications for free.

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