Fat Franks was created in 1995 after the owners snuck into the Vancouver Jazz Festival and re-discovered the delight of a well grilled dog in a freshly baked bun with lots of out of the ordinary condiments.
Back in Edmonton, after convincing the city officials and the health board that “street-meat” was not an evil incantation to be released upon the denizens, we went about designing our custom made hot dogs, sausages and smokies sourced out our locally baked buns and decided on a fresh choice of sauces and condiments to top things off, so to speak.
We hit the street with three carts, lots of curious questions and looks and well ….never looked back!
Since that humble start of 3 carts in Edmonton, we have grown to a fleet of 17+ mobile street kitchens and a new 1200 SF licensed Fat Franks Dog House in Capilano neighborhood ( more to follow!!!)
We also recently introduced our own designer specialty mustards and ketchups.
FAT FRANKS believes that a business is not only as good as its people and partnerships but as well its social responsibilities towards the community in which we derive our business from.
We have partnered with E4C to assure that a percentage of our bottled water sales along with a 2% of our gross general profits go towards their School Lunch program.
NO CHILD – should be hungry in our schools!
With proper nutrition and attention in school programs – we hope that the future will be brighter for the less advantaged of our common society!
At FAT FRANKS -we are strongly committed to recycling and the stewardship of our waste and gray water.
We use non-waxed recyclable paper for sleeves and serve only recyclable cans/bottles. We use biodegradable cleaners at our warehouse and on our carts.
We recycle over 600+kg of plastic and over 1200+ cubic feet of cardboard per season.
We use only bio-degradable cleaning products with zero phosphates and non-oil based for all our cleaning on-site and in our Commissary. We use recycled take out trays, bio-degradable straws and bio-degradable plastic garbage bags
Our commitment to provide service to our partners/franchisees is paramount in our ability to grow in a steady, successful manner. Teamwork and feedback are important and an essential two way street.
Our vision is to remain focused on quality, hospitality, professionalism and to consistently serve the best food within a fun, friendly atmosphere.
We believe and encourage the "Best Ability and Professional" attitude with all our staff, partners and Management!
We are a collective of INDEPENDENT, HARDWORKING persons who work with the guidelines of INTEGRITY and HONESTY to supply our customers with a CLEAN, fun, professional environment with the best quality products.
We take great pride on our people, our products, our operations and the hospitality we provide. Our goal is to not just serve you with great food done well, but also let you leave having known the “Fat Franks Experience”.
FAT FRANKS BIGGER BETTER BITE is Edmonton’s only professional Hot Dog Street Kitchen / Kart vendors and suppliers of private label Smokies and Hot Dogs
Our Sausages and Hot Dogs are made exclusively for us and are of the highest quality grind, natural casing and mostly gluten free. Our Hot Dogs are pork free so most faiths can enjoy them. Our buns are baked for us to our strict standards – both whole wheat and white.
We not only operate on the street level every day, but are found at most of the major events in Edmonton, the Whyte Ave Little Dog House, University of Alberta, McEwan University and West Edmonton Mall.
FAT FRANKS is the ORIGINAL street venders in Edmonton! We started it all in 1995! With a humble start of 3 street karts, we have developed into a multifaceted and diverse company with over $4,000,000.00 annual sales. We have the ability, expertise, people and equipment to feed up to 200,000 persons events (Indy Race), as well as those with just 20.
FAT FRANKS has a strong product recognition, strong management record and strong business ethics!
Since FAT FRANKS creation, we have served over 8 million + customers in Northern and Central Alberta. Our reputation is built on creating and maintaining the highest standards in quality of product, service, staffing and FUN!
Call on the ORIGINALS! 20+ years in the business!
Don’t trust your event or business plan to the kopy kittens out there! Keep it Real @ Fat Franks
A slight History of our event participation:
- Grey Cup 1998/2002/2010
- Fringe Theatre Adventures
- Edmonton Folk Festival
- St. Albert’s International Children’s Festival
- Big Valley Jamboree
- Edmonton Caribbean Festival
- Symphony Under the Sky
- Corporate Challenge
- Ellerslie Rugby Festival
- Edmonton’s Celebrate Canada
- Edmonton Street Performers Festival
- Sonic Boom Festival
- Labatt’s Blues Festival
- Northlands Fox Creek Horse Show
- World Junior AAA Baseball Tournament 2000/2009
- 2001 ITU World Champion Triathlon
- 2014 ITU World Champion Triathlon
- Edmonton Champ Car Race 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011
- Edmonton Metroplois Winter Festival
- Bysantine/Winter Festival
- Red Bull Crashed Ice
You can find us on: Canadian Tire – West end, Spruce Grove;Kingsway Strathcona Farmer’s Market, St. Albert Farmers Market; Southwest Edmonton Farmers Market; Downtown Farmers Market; Rice Howard Walkway; 104th Street Market, 108th Street/99 ave, Churchill Square, The Legislative Grounds daily