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April 6, 2018
Sanrio has partnered with a selection of Los Angeles’ hottest foodie spots to launch Hello Kitty’s Hungry Hunt, with dining venues across the city joining in the celebration of Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary.
From Oct. 24 through Nov. 21, restaurants across the city will each offer a Hello Kitty food or beverage item created exclusively for the event. Among the food items available will be Hello Kitty-themed burgers, sushi, ramen, tea and desserts.
Each Hungry Hunt menu item will also come with a collectible Hello Kitty’s Hungry Hunt pin featuring Hello Kitty enjoying a different treat from each of the participating restaurants.
Throughout the event, fans can follow the official Hello Kitty’s Hungry Hunt map to visit each location, enjoy all of the tasty treats and collect the limited edition pins.
Hello Kitty’s Hungry Hunt is one of many components in the celebration of Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary. The roster of events also includes Hello Kitty Con 2014, the first-ever Hello Kitty fan convention taking place Oct. 30–Nov. 2; "Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty," a museum exhibition being held at the Japanese American National Museum that opens on Oct. 11; and the global Share a Hug with Hello Kitty campaign that spreads the message of fun and friendship.
Restaurants participating in Hello Kitty’s Hungry Hunt include:
Lemonade (Downtown L.A): known for its seasonal southern California dishes, the fast casual cafeteria-style eatery will feature a special Hello Kitty Lemonade. Collectible pin: Hello Kitty holding a glass of lemonade.
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar (Downtown L.A.): the third and newest outpost of the hip neighborhood restaurant in the City West district will mix up its modern American comfort food offering with a Hello Kitty Bento Box, including a burger with pink cheese, fries, spicy tuna salad, chilled green tea latte and strawberry cruller donuts with ice cream. Collectible pin: Hello Kitty holding a burger.
Charm City Cakes West (West Hollywood): the bakery founded by renowned chef Duff Goldman will offer a custom-designed Hello Kitty cupcake. Collectible pin: Hello Kitty holding a slice of cake.
Daikokuya (Sawtelle): the Japanese ramen bar will enhance its culture-rich atmosphere with Hello Kitty Ramen. Collectible pin: Hello Kitty holding a bowl of ramen.
Café Dulce (Little Tokyo): situated in the heart of Little Tokyo, this specialty café/bakery will welcome Hello Kitty to their diverse menu with Hello Kitty donuts. Collectible pin: Hello Kitty holding a donut.
Zip Sushi & Izakaya (Little Tokyo Arts District): the sushi and Asian fusion restaurant will bring Hello Kitty’s signature charm to their menu, offering a special Hello Kitty sushi item. Collectible pin: Hello Kitty holding sushi.
Seoul Sausage (Sawtelle): The Food Network's "Great Food Truck Race" season three winners, known for their Korean BBQ-inspired street food, will offer a Hello Kitty sausage. Collectible pin: Hello Kitty holding a sausage.
Dylan’s Candy Bar (The Original Farmer’s Market at The Grove): this acclaimed confectionary emporium will feature a Hello Kitty sundae. Collectible pin: Hello Kitty holding a sundae.
Chado Tea Room (Little Tokyo/Japanese American National Museum): known for revolutionizing tea drinking in Los Angeles, the tea room will bring Hello Kitty’s adorable appeal to tea drinkers with a special blend of Hello Kitty tea and scone. Collectible pin: Hello Kitty holding a cup of tea.
Xlixe Pizzeria (Little Tokyo): the restaurant that brings hand-tossed New York style pies to LA’s Little Tokyo dwellers will switch it up with a Hello Kitty Pizza. Collectible pin: Hello Kitty holding a slice of pizza.
Lollicup Coffee & Tea (Sawtelle): known for their delicious concoctions of milk- and tea-based beverages, the hotspot will incorporate Hello Kitty’s unique charm with a Hello Kitty Boba drink. Collectible pin: Hello Kitty holding a boba drink.
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