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Hot Doug's Replacement Launches New Era Tomorrow in Avondale

Frank Meats Patty attempting to get off on the right foot by offering free food at opening.

Marc Much

Tomorrow marks the day that a new restaurant opens in the former home of the legendary Hot Doug's. The folks behind Ukrainian Village's Fatso's Last Stand are bringing Frank Meats Patty, a more traditional burger and hot dog stand, to Avondale, and ownership is looking forward to giving locals a more accessible option for classic burgers and dogs rather than the epic lines and odd hours that were a hallmark for years at California and Roscoe.

To that end, Frank Meats Patty is introducing itself to the neighborhood by offering a free sandwich, fries and a drink to the first 20 people when it opens at 10:30 a.m. The full menu is available on its website, which, as promised, is similar to the Fatso's menu while adding former off-menu items including the "Ooey Gooey," shrimp po' boy, and a game burger of the month, which is a buffalo sausage burger (pepper jack, fire-roasted poblano peppers, pickled shallots) in January.

Frank Meats Patty New

It'll officially be the end of an era—and the beginning of a new era—tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at California and Roscoe.

Frank Meats Patty

3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 482-1000 Visit Website