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Jun 11, 2014 07:20 AM

Freds Franks only open for 2hrs a day

Carl owner of Freds Franks posted on facebook today that the town of Wakefield passed a law forcing him to move a 100 feet every two hours. He said he can't do that and will be only open from 11:30 to 1:30 until further notice. Such a shame. Looks like it'll be a while before I can get over there due to my hours.

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  1. that's BS, way to kill a well loved business Wakefield

    1. I don't know him or them or it, but wow, that's a douche move.

      1. Carl told me once that some of the brick and mortar places in Wakefield had complained that he was taking business away from them. It doesn't make sense because there are no restaurants that serve the same types of food as Carl does. This is pure local politics at its worst. I hope he fights it and wins. The sad thing is that Carl has always been a supporter of any of local charity events that are held in Wakefield.

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        1. re: RoyRon

          I hope he just leaves Wakefield. There are tons of other surrounding towns that would support him. I understand why he likes his spot, but I'm sure there is another where petty laws won't get in this way.

        2. this, in a word is BULLSHIT! I hope someone in Wakefield starts a petition.

          1. That aint right! How long was Fred there before Carl bought it? It's a landmark. It's good for the town, and a great stop when heading up north. His location should have been grandfathered protecting him from new regulations for new food trucks.

            Edit: This old article may be of interest. Something smells like old fish, and it aint Fred's.