Who remembers the Broward hot dog vendors making international headlines in the late 1980s and early 1990s? These weren’t your average hot dog vendors. No, the vendors in Fort Lauderdale were bleached-blonde models wearing the skimpiest bikinis available.
The thong and t-back bikini vendors drew outrage from Fort Lauderdale leaders who chased them to Pompano Beach. The increasing controversy garnered the attention of national television talk shows but even Pompano Beach sought to end the hot dog sales.