Frankly Sausages rides again with new owners Chloe Yates and Ben McArthur
Frankly fans, rejoice – your favorite sausage truck is resurrected. Chloe Yates and Ben McArthur have officially purchased Frankly Sausages, the popular sausage and fries food truck from former owners Bill and Jamie Cawthon.
“We are going to keep Frankly alive,” said Yates, who previously worked at Alphateria. McArthur, who currently helms Brennan’s Work & Leisure, is also known for his time as co-owner and chef at J. McArthur’s.
Yates and McArthur have bought not only the truck, but also Frankly’s brand, recipes and equipment. (They did not buy the brick and mortar space at 2744 Cherokee St.) Yates said they intend to incorporate some of Frankly’s food into their Magnolia pop-up series as they prepare to get the truck out on the road as early as July 1.
Yates said the duo plans to keep most of the truck’s menu the same, but they will add some new menu items.
“Bill is brilliant,” Yates said. “We have to make sure we’re doing his project justice.” On that note, she said that a lot of people have asked whether the raclette cheese will remain on the menu. The answer is yes.
In a statement, Jamie Cawthon said she and Bill looked forward to what Yates and McArthur will do with the brand. "Bill and I couldn't be more excited to have Chloe & Ben carry on the Frankly name," Cawthon said. "We have the absolute best fans, and have poured our hearts into this truck and brand for the past three years. We're absolutely thrilled to tell you we've left it in the very best hands possible. We cannot wait to see how the brand will evolve, expand and flourish under their talents."
Frankly started as a food truck in 2015 and then expanded to a brick-and-mortar last year, which made Sauce’s list of the best new restaurants of 2018. The Cawthons closed the business and put the truck up for sale in May.
Adam Rothbarth is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.
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