When Bill Cawthon came up with the idea for his artisanal sausage concept, Frankly Sausages, he knew he had a winning idea. He just needed to figure out how best to get it to the public.
At first, he and his wife Jamie thought about opening up a counter-service operation inside of Six Mile Bridge Brewery in Maryland Heights, but they settled instead on a food truck so they wouldn't be tied to one location. The success of the truck led them to consider expanding their business, and when they heard about a vacant space on Cherokee Street, they knew they'd finally found the winning formula.That brick-and-mortar, Frankly on Cherokee (2744 Cherokee Street, 314-449-1178), opened two weeks ago in the small, shotgun space that used to house Calypso Cafe. The fast-casual restaurant does not replace the food truck (it's still as operational as ever) but gives diners a chance to enjoy Cawthon's sausages without having to track down the truck.
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