Felony Franks Owner Wants to Reopen Shop - NBC Chicago

Felony Franks Owner Wants to Reopen Shop

Owner has three possible locations in mind



    Felony Franks Owner Wants to Reopen Shop
    Felony Franks

    Good news for Felony Franks fans: It may make a comeback.

    Jim Andrews owned the West Side hot dog stand at 229 S. Western since 2009, but after a long legal battle over the name and criminal theme, he was forced to close the business last week.

    Andrews told the Chicago Sun-Times he wants to reopen Felony Franks in a different location and has three possible spots in mind. He said he's also looking to expand his business to include pizza.

    Andrews hired ex-offenders to help them get a second start in life. If the shop reopens, he plans to rehire them.

    Andrews wouldn’t say where he plans to reopen, but according to the Sun-Times, he won't open in the 2nd Ward. Ald. Bob Fioretti tried to block the business because he felt the name sent the wrong message to students.