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Frankly Sausages

Frankly Sausages owner Bill Cawthon (in truck) serves Zack Barton, Jessica Vocker, Jennifer Hoppe and Nick Banks on Aug. 11, 2016, at Citygarden in downtown St. Louis. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

Frankly Sausages will close its brick-and-mortar location at 2744 Cherokee Street in Gravois Park after service Saturday, owners Bill and Jamie Cawthon announced today (May 14).

The Cawthons have also put both the Frankly Sausages food truck and the brand itself up for sale.

In a post on the Frankly Sausages website, the Cawthons wrote, “Despite giving it our very best efforts, we simply couldn’t make the location work for our concept, so we will be serving our last dinner this Saturday.”

As for the sale of the truck and the brand, they wrote, “While the Frankly Sausages food truck has been successful, we’ve poured much of our time and energy into the brick and mortar and would love to see a new operator come in and truly take the Frankly Sausages food truck to the heights it’s always been capable of.”

The Cawthons did not announce any immediate plans for the future. Bill Cawthon tells Off the Menu, "I'm not saying that there's not parts of the concept that won't pop up possibly within the next year somewhere, but for now, we're just going to catch our breath again and refocus and work on some other opportunities."

The Frankly Sausages truck launched in 2015. The Cherokee Street storefront opened in 2017. This restaurant critic was a fan of both, and 2019 marked Frankly Sausages' third consecutive appearance on the STL 100.

More as Off the Menu learns it.

Ian Froeb is the restaurant critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.