Long before going pro with Fred’s Franks, Carl Galasso was a lifelong hot dog lover, having developed a deep-seated love of the all-American classic while working as a busboy for a country club in his teenage years. In adulthood, he worked in the tech industry for decades before getting laid off after the economic crash of 2008. By chance, Carl came across a news story about recently unemployed middle-aged Americans finding new, fulfilling careers by getting into the food truck game. One thing led to another, and Carl ended up buying the Fred’s Frank hot dog trailer with his wife and making the franchise his own. Now, you can catch Carl rolling across Boston, MA enjoying his newfound calling.
Carl uses only all-beef, natural-casing Pearl Meat Packing Company hot dogs at his truck. These ballpark classics come in various styles from a sweet and spicy Italian hot dog to sausages stuffed with garlic and cheese. You’d be remiss not to try the specialty item, the shnurble. This combines a classic hot dog with the Portuguese sausage that is the chourico, packed with full-bodied spices that create a smoky, spicy flavor. Really though, whatever you try will be more than satisfying. How can it not be? These eats are made by a lifelong hot dog connoisseur. If your mouth is watering just reading about this food, imagine how good it’ll taste. Stop by Fred’s Franks the next time your stomach starts rumbling or, even better, book ‘em for your next event. Guests will leave thanking you for this spread of hearty hot dogs.
Regular Shnurble — That richly flavorful combination of a hot dog and chourico served over sweet cabbage and topped with mayo and sriracha sauce. Yum.