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Felony Franks

WATCH: Evanston Residents Shy Away From Hot Dog Stand's Theme

Posted 07.16.2012 | Chicago

At a community meeting in Evanston Thursday evening, residents voiced concerns about the proposal to open a Felony Franks franchise in the city's 2nd ...

Felony Franks To Close After Years Of Battling City

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

After years of battling the city and nearby businesses for the right to stay open, the owner of a landmark Chicago hot dog stand famous for employing ...

Two Years Later, City Allows Chicago Hot Dog Stand To Hang Their Sign

Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

The owner of Felony Franks, a prison-themed West Side hot dog stand, on Thursday installed a sign advertising his business following a two-year legal ...

Felony Franks Sues City: Offering Hope Or Glorifying Crime?

Posted 07.06.2011 | Chicago

Felony Franks, a hot dog stand on the Near West Side, has been in a tussle with its alderman for years. Now, it's taking the dispute somewhere it ough...

'Felony Franks' Gives Ex-Cons A Second Chance

Chicago Story Telling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Felony Franks, located at 229 S. Western Avenue, serves its trademark "misdemeanor wiener" and other jail-themed menu items through a bulletproof revo...

Prisoner's Dilemma: Should a Chicago Alderman Relish His Opposition to Felony Franks?

Marilia Duffles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marilia Duffles

Leave it to a Wall Street Journal story this week about a Chicago alderman's opposition to Jimmy Andrews' Felony Franks -- a hot dog joint that hires ...