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The Scoop: Fu Manchu to become Franklin’s

January 30th 05:01pm, 2009

Yes, ’tis true: Mike Johnson is shuttering Fu Manchu. Johnson is selling the downtown Maplewood restaurant to Scott Lapp and Tony Vrooman, co-founders of the local networking group River City Professionals. The pair plans to retool the space and the concept before reopening in mid-March as Franklin’s, a burger joint with a twist. The menu will offer multiple variations on the classic, including a pizza burger, a brunch burger –  complete with a fried egg and hash browns, a French bistro version with Brie, and several takes on a veggie burger. “We’re trying to get innovative with an American classic,” Lapp explained. Other pub food staples and a few health-conscious selections will round out the offerings; an extensive wine and beer list will complement the whole shebang.

By Katie O’Connor

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3 Responses to “The Scoop: Fu Manchu to become Franklin’s”

  1. M. Harris Says:
    February 3rd, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    We’ll miss Fu Manchu, but will welcome a good burger.

  2. S.W. Says:
    February 17th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I will miss the marscapone crepes, crab rangoon roll and Tokyo rose dearly…

  3. Corrie Hiens Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Hi, I have questions related to the topic. Would you mind answering them if I ask here or shall I ask on email? Thanks.

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