Get Franked is moving, but not far

WICHITA — Get Franked is moving, but not to Old Town as planned.

The hot dog restaurant, which currently is at Douglas and Grove, is moving across the street to 2322 E. Douglas.

“It’s going to be a little bigger (and) a lot nicer,” says co-owner Brad Standing.

He says there will be a lot more parking, too.

Standing had been looking at space just down from Larkspur, but he says, “It was going to be too much to renovate it (and) get it restaurant ready.”

Get Franked’s last day in its current space is May 8. The restaurant will be open in its new space in early June.

A Lawrence location is a possibility one day, too. Standing recently looked for space there.

“I was just checking out places up there in case I didn’t find anything down here.”

Get Franked may move to Old Town

WICHITA — Get Franked (formerly Let’s Be Frank) is getting close to a deal on new restaurant space.

As part of the hot dog shop’s out-of-court settlement with its landlord at Douglas and Grove (there was a dispute over work on a sewer line), the business has to be out by May 31st.

Co-owner Brad Standing says he’s working on a lease at 924 E. Douglas just down from Larkspur in Old Town.

“It’s going to take a lot of things to go right,” he says. “Pretty much just hard work.”

Dog House Carryout to open next month

WICHITA — Sometimes being in the doghouse can be a good thing.

Kurt Allen is hoping so.

Allen is opening the Dog House Carryout at 707 N. Mount Carmel, near the intersection of Zoo Boulevard and West Central.

“It dawned on me one day that we need a good hot dog carryout,” says Allen, a laid-off Cessna Aircraft sheet metal worker.

He says he thought of the idea even before Get Franked opened last year at Douglas and Grove.

Allen will offer a dozen or so gourmet hot dogs, which he describes as “quarter pound, all-beef, steamed.”

“I just like the taste better,” he says of cooking the hot dogs that way.

He’ll also have garlic coleslaw, baked beans, chili nachos and Frito pies.

The Dog House will be mainly for to-go orders but will also have seating for 10.

Allen hopes to open in the middle of March.

The building is undergoing extensive remodeling, including a completely new exterior, which will take several more months to complete.

Get Franked opens at Douglas and Grove

WICHITA — Get Franked, the former Let’s Be Frank, is reopening at its same location at Douglas and Grove today at 11 a.m.

Neither the owners nor the landlord will discuss how they resolved their differences.

Let’s Be Frank owners file a lawsuit and change names

WICHITA — The owners of Let’s Be Frank have filed a lawsuit against their landlord at Douglas and Grove.

Brad Standing says he filed suit today in Sedgwick County District Court to regain possession of the space his restaurant occupied since May.

Problems started with a previous landlord and a dispute over a sewer line.

Cheryl Schwab bought the property in late October and changed the locks Nov. 15.

Standing says his equipment is still in the building, and he wants back in.

Schwab won’t comment except to say she’s moving her Second Story consignment shop into the former Let’s Be Frank space.

Another dispute the restaurant was in has been resolved.

Two days after Let’s Be Frank opened, a California hot dog seller contacted the restaurant to say his business has the same name.

Standing says they’ve talked, and he’s agreed to change his restaurant’s name.

It will now be known as Get Franked. But where it will reopen is not yet clear.