Photo by Dan Leveille. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo by Dan Leveille. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

It’s time for the losers “with a broken heart” in the Dodgers-Cubs hot dog wars to pay up.

Los Angeles’ famous hot dog stand Pink’s Tuesday will be paying for hot dogs for Cubs fans at Chicago’s famous hot dog stand, Wiener’s Circle, after the Dodgers collapse against the Chicago Cubs.

On the eve of the National League Championship Series, the two iconic hot dog stands — Pink’s Hot Dogs of Los Angeles and Wiener’s Circle of Chicago — bet on their home town teams.

The bet was that if the Cubs won the series, Pink’s would buy Wiener’s Circle Chicago Dogs for their first 108 customers on the same day as Game  1 of the World Series — Tuesday — and would also donate $1,908 to Cub Manager Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation. It’s been 108 years since the Cubs won the World Series in 1908.

If the Dodgers won the playoffs, then Wiener’s Circle was to buy a Chili Cheese Dog for Pink’s customers for one hour and also would donate to Pink’s chosen charity 100 percent of two hours of sales at Wiener’s Circle.

“Pink’s is paying off, but with a broken heart, since they love the Dodgers,” the eatery’s management said in a statement.

Cubs fans were to start lining up Tuesday at Wiener’s Circle on N. Clark Street at 10:30 a.m. Chicago time.

—City News Service

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