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The Felony Franks food truck, set to open in LA March 1. (Credit: Mary Andrews)

Felony Franks Owner Licenses LA Food Truck

Felony Franks, the now-closed West Side hotdog stand that hired only ex-offenders, is now going Hollywood.


Felony Franks

Proposed Felony Franks Gets Lukewarm Reception In Evanston

Now that Felony Franks has shut down on Chicago’s West Side, its owner wants to take the store to the gritty West Side of Evanston.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

Workers hang a new sign for Felony Franks, a hot dog stand at 229 S. Western Ave. that goes out of its way to hire ex-convicts. The owner had fought for 2 1/2 years with the local alderman over whether the sign could be hung over the sidewalk outside the hot dog stand. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya, WBBM)

Felony Franks Hot Dog Stand Wins Overhead Sign

There’s no doubt about it – when you’re driving along Western Avenue near the Eisenhower Expressway, you won’t be able to miss a hot dog stand that goes out of its way to hire ex-convicts.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

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Felony Franks May Finally Get A Sign

Victory declared in federal court today by the owner of Felony Franks – the West Side hot dog stand whose name doesn’t sit well with some aldermen.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2011

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Felony Franks Hot Dog Stand Owner Fights For Sign

A City Council committee is wrestling with constitutional rights and community concerns, as they near a decision on a requested sign for the controversial hot dog stand known as Felony Franks.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011