Rt. 22 in Union swirls with activity. Cars whiz past a colorful stream of stores and restaurants, including golden arches and a red-pigtailed fast food temptress. Can you find a place serving up neighborhood charm? Yes, indeed! It’s Jack’s Franks & Fries.
Find us tucked away behind the Sprint store in Union. Did you wave to the guy with the flag? That’s Rob, he’s got a great personality!
The crackle of the fryer is what you notice when you open the door because we’re cooking up waffle fries. And the radio’s on (people do still listen to the radio!) The menu is listed overhead on the black and white board. If you’re not sure what to choose, check out our list of Favorite Toppings on the wall, or get inspiration from our daily specials. Monday’s the most popular, you can get 2 dogs with homemade chili for the price of one. If you want to customize your hot dogs, we’ve got over 30 toppings. You can always ask for a taste– how about trying our homemade creamy slaw or Jack’s sauce? (They’re both big sellers). Be sure to get creative on Wednesdays, when all hot dog toppings are free. I suggest shredded cheddar cheese and potato sticks!
Our hot dogs are Sabrett natural casing, the most common and delightful ballpark dog I know of. Consider yourself a hot dog aficionado? We’ve got you covered. Try our enormously delicious 1/3 lb. American Kobe dog. It tastes like a deli hot dog– less spiced and more meaty than the Sabrett.
Not a hot dog day for you? Order our crispy delicious fried cod or white meat chicken fillets. Both rival our hot dogs for delivering maximum happiness per bite.
Let’s talk drinks. You’re going to need to make decisions if you choose soda from the fountain. We have more than just your everyday flavors: there’s also RC, Red Birch Beer, Bosco…and unlimited fountain refills. Personally, I go for the fruit punch every time.
Eating at Jack’s is about giving yourself treat, and that includes dessert! Want to take a walk down memory lane? Get a fried apple pie. The big golden arches used to fry these up hot and crispy, and now it’s up to us to keep up the tradition. You’re a chocolate lover? The chocolate chunk cookies will surely delight you. They smell so delicious when we bake them it’s hard to concentrate when they’re in the oven.
I should’ve warned you, there might be leftovers. Don’t fret, just ask for them to be wrapped up– we’ll be happy to do it. When you’ve finished your meal and walking towards the door, I bet someone will say “Have a good day!” That’s just the kind of place we are.
About Jack’s Franks & Fries
2565 US Highway 22 West in Union, NJ 07083
www.jacksfranksandfries.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours 11:30-6 Daily, 11:30-3 Sundays
Fast food hot dogs with a neighborhood attitude (think Cheers bar of TV yore)
It’s our 2 year anniversary! Opened in May 2011.
Linda Yesline is the owner– you can reach her at linda at jacks franks and fries dot com.
summary: There’s a little known hot dog restaurant called Jack’s Franks & Fries tucked behind the Sprint store on Rt. 22 in Union, and it’s serving up tasty hot dogs along with neighborhood charm.