Fat Franks was created in 1995 after the owners snuck into the Vancouver Jazz Festival and re-discovered the delight of a well grilled dog in a freshly baked bun with lots of out of the ordinary condiments.
Back in Edmonton, after convincing the city officials and the health board that “street-meat” was not an evil incantation to be released upon the denizens, we went about designing our custom made hot dogs, sausages and smokies sourced out our locally baked buns and decided on a fresh choice of sauces and condiments to top things off, so to speak.
We hit the street with three carts, lots of curious questions and looks and well ….never looked back!
Since that humble start of 3 carts in Edmonton, we have grown to a fleet of 20+ mobile street kitchens, the Original Fat Franks Little Dog House on Whyte Ave, a full service kiosk @ WEM Phase III and a new 1200 SF licensed ( craft beers and wines) Fat Franks Dog House in Capilano neighborhood ( more to follow!!!)
We also recently introduced our own designer specialty mustards and ketchups.
“What makes Fat Franks different and successful?” you ask. Well it’s several very important details.
THE EXPERIENCE – great, friendly, service combined with wit, mirth and a SMILE. Our operators and staff are extensively trained and enjoy the job! Topped off with 100% professionalism!
PRIVATE LABEL SAUSAGES/DOG/SMOKIES – our products are created by us, proudly made in Canada and are only available at a Fat Franks. No off the shelf variety on our stands!
CUSTOMISED CONDIMENTS – unlike most other “ hot dog” companies with finished “made behind the counter concept dogs” , we allow the customer to decorate their purchases their way with over 15+ sauces and 15+ condiments. That’s a lot of combinations!
So please, come on by any of our street kitchens, kiosks or stands and rediscover the fun of a great hot dog, sausage or smokie at a great price, complete with a gleeful carnival Experience.
Eat, Smile, Enjoy, Tell all your friends!
After 20 years – we gotta be doing something right!