Saturday, 10 April 2010

Primo Hotdogs - Corn Exchange, Leeds

Everyone loves a Hotdog? I hope so anyway, we've gained a new food venture in Leeds in the form of Primo's Gourmet Hotdogs. I wasn't the first down for the review as Katie over at Leeds Grub beat me to it so check out her thoughts as well on this place.

Situated inside the beautiful Corn Exchange Primo is a welcome addition in what has been a woefully under used building in recent times.

It's not a bad idea, I really enjoy hot dogs and you get a really good selection here. I went for the Chicago Classic, an all beef Frank with dill pickle, onion, tomato, mustard and celery salt except mine didn't have onion. I think they are still getting the hang of things at the moment.

There isn't really too much to go wrong here, the Frankfurter was really good quality but personally I'd have prefered some kind of tomato relish rather than wedges of tomato but that's not a real complaint by any means.

All in all I like this place, it's quite nicely done but it's not without it's problems sadly.

I think it'll struggle to do well where it is. There still isn't that much inside the corn exchange so passing trade is going to be hard to come by.

The owners of the building have been incredibly lazy in getting new businesses onboard so I think at the moment Primo isn't going to be getting the business it deserves.

With the right marketing and advertising I hope it will keep on going as this is a great little cafe serving a unique product in Leeds. If you like hotdogs you'll like this place so come down and try it.

Primo's Gourmet Hot Dogs on Urbanspoon


  1. Thanks for the link. I totally agree that this is a great little place. I dont think the owners of the Corn X are lazy, they just abused the past tenants so badly no one wants to go there! FYI...

  2. It's such a shame that the building just doesn't have the occupants it deserves. Such a beautiful building. I'm all for a real foodie destination I think it would be fantastic. I just hope it comes some time soon but I do think we lost a bit of a gem with the old businesses being treated that way.