from left, frankly sausages co-owners bill and jamie cawthon photo by michelle volansky

Frankly Sausages owners will shut down restaurant, food truck

Fans of Frankly Sausages need to get their final fix this week: The owners of the food truck and brick-and-mortar restaurant of the same name announced today that they will shutter the business this Saturday, May 18.

Co-owners Jamie and Bill Cawthon announced the closure in a statement online:

“We are extremely proud to have maintained a great reputation for excellent food, something simple done right, which has always been our goal. Our greatest pleasure was continuing to surprise and delight customers by what was possible for a simple brat and fries. Our regulars, our customers, our friends in the industry and our families have made this so incredibly rewarding and fun. 

“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. Please help us say goodbye by allowing us to do our favorite thing, serving you a great meal.”

Jamie Cawthon said the Frankly Sausages truck, brand and future bookings are all available for sale.

“We’d love for the food truck to continue [as Frankly Sausages] if possible,” she said. “We’d like to find a good operator to take it on.”

She added that while the restaurant itself has had issues getting traction, the food truck remains a popular draw.

Cawthon said the truck has several upcoming bookings that will be honored, though whether or not it will continue to be in service while it’s up for sale is still up in the air.

“We’re just concentrating on closing the restaurant this week, then we’ll see,” she said. 

Despite the setback, Cawthon said and Bill Cawthon are looking at other projects, though plans are still very much up in the air. “We’re currently figuring out the next step,” she said. 

Frankly Sausages opened in 2015; Frankly on Cherokee opened in November 2017. Sauce named the brick-and-mortar location a Best New Restaurant of 2018.

Matt Sorrell is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.