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Fred' Franks Wakefield

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Fred' Franks Wakefield

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RoyRon | | Apr 20, 2013 11:08 AM

So on Thursday I happened to find myself in Wakefield and because it was such a nice warn sunny day noticed quite a few people congregated around a small food truck (really a food trailer would be more accurate) which is parked right off the Rte 129 exit of Rte 128/95 near Quannapowitt Lake. They were advertising grilled hot dogs, sausages, etc which sounded good on such a nice day so I stopped to give it a try.

They have two rather large Weber type charcoal grills mounted on the end of the trailer. You place your order and they give you a nice fresh roll (local bakery) and let you add whatever condiments you want while you are waiting for your order to be grilled. They have a nice selection of all the typical condiments including several types of mustard, Kraut, relish, chopped onions, hot peppers and a variety of BBQ sauces, ketchup, etc.

They offer regular, jumbo, monster and jalapeno hot dogs, Italian style sausages with sauteed onions and peppers, Linguisa, Kielbasa, Chourico Andouille and Bratwurst. They also have a signature sandwich called The Shnurble which is one hot dog, two pieces of chorico served on a bed of sweet cabbage with mayo and Sriacha sauce. The Snurble can ordered as a regula, jumbo or super sized. They also offer a wide variety of soft drinks. The owner of the stand is Carl (not Fred) and he told me that he has recently started to offer 1/3lb burgers too.

I opted for the Italian sausage with onions and peppers which was very tasty. Carl told me that he gets all his sausage, Linguica, Chorico and Andouille from local suppliers and I have to say the sausage was very, very good. Prices range from $4.00 for a regular hot dog to $6.00 to $8.00 for most of the other item. Drinks are $1.25

If you find yourself in the Wakefield area and have a craving for a grilled hot dog or sausage give Fred's Franks a try. They serve a great sandwich.
They also have a web

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