Wayne Rosenbaum has run Papaya King since his team bought the restaurant chain 5 years ago. Since the purchase, they have opened a second location, on St. Marks Place and remodeled the 86th St. location. “We were trying to find a way to have a great location without paying sky-rocket rents,” Rosenbaum stated about why The King has decided on launching a food truck now.
The truck will be conveniently parked in midtown Manhattan, equidistant to each restaurant location during the week and in Flatiron, Soho, and Union Square on the weekends. To find out the exact location, you can find them on twitter at @PapayaKingTruck or go to their website www.PapayaKing.com.
The frankfurters are not your average dirty water street dogs, they are “the best hot dogs in New York,” stated Julia Child. Martha Stewart has also said, “they are one of [her] guilty pleasures.” To taste them yourself, head to 52nd St. and 6th Ave. on Wednesday, June 25th for the official launch of the Papaya King food truck. If you are there between 2-3PM, you can get a plain frank with sauerkraut for $1, or you can purchase a frank off of their regular menu for $3 with all the toppings.
About Papaya King: Papaya King is The Original. Accept no imitations. Since 1932, they have been serving their special recipe, one-of-a-kind franks and tropical drinks to New Yorks and visitors of all ages and from all walks of life at their original 86th St. location. We have a passion for freshness, quality, flavor and fun. We cook your franks while facing you so that we can see each other’s smiles (and because it is rude to have you stare at our backs).