Chicago Alderman Upset About Crime-Themed Hot Dog Stand

April 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“A Chicago alderman said he doesn’t mind that a businessman plans to open a hot dog stand in his ward and hire former convicts to work there, but he does object to the stand’s crime-linked theme. Alderman Bob Fioretti said Friday his Second Ward on the city’s West Side has major crime problems, so he thinks the stand’s name, Felony Franks, is simply not in good taste.

Fioretti also objected to several slogans, including: ‘Food so good, it’s criminal,’ and ‘Home of the misdemeanor wiener.'”

The Associated Press

Chicago is known for its deep-dish pizza, the hapless but loveable Chicago Cubs, and its political corruption. From Mayor Richard J. Daley to Governor Rod Blagojevich, Chicago has been the breeding grounds of the most corrupt politicians on the face of the Earth.

Alderman Fioretti should concentrate on fighting the political corruption and street crime that plagues the Windy City.

Naming a hot dog stand “Felony Franks” may be corny, but it doesn’t glorify crime. I don’t think a kid is going to turn into a criminal because he gobbled a foot-long “chain gang chili dog.”

By the same token the owner of the hot dog stand is full of bologna when he claims naming his business “Felony Franks” will erase some of the stigma associated with being a convict.