"Felony Franks" leaves a bad taste

April 28, 2009 5:41:30 AM PDT
Some Chicago officials don't like the idea of a "misdemeanor wiener."

Jim Andrews wants to open a hot dog stand and hire ex-cons to serve his "Felony Franks."

Alderman Bob Fioretti has a beef with the plans.

While he doesn't have a problem with a new hot dog stand, the alderman says the crime theme is in bad taste.

He notes his ward has a major crime problem.

But businessman Andrews says the names like "burglar beef" are meant to ease some of the stigma associated with his former convict employees.

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