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Felony Franks Closes

Felony Franks, one of the most notorious restaurants in Chicago, closed its doors last week. The prison-themed hot dog stand on the West Side staffed its kitchen with ex-convicts and battled with the city ever since it opened its doors in 2009. More

Standing Room Only: Felony Franks

The short history of Felony Franks has everything you'd ever want in a gripping news story: politics, race, class, and hot dogs (or is that just me?). It all started back in 2009 when Jim Andrews opened a stand on the West Side and advertised the fact that he was employing only ex-convicts. what's been completely missing from the discussion of Felony Franks has been any examination of the food. And after two visits, I realized why. More

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