Frankies- A Waterbury Gem is Coming to Brookfield!


Eighty-two years ago, brothers Paul and Frank Caiazzo opened their restaurant in Waterbury – the original Frankie’s.  Initially, business was slow – they needed something different to attract more customers.  Paul came up with the idea of an extra-long hot dog. Their supplier agreed to make it and their baker provided the special bun. The foot-long hot dog was an instant hit and has stayed that way.  In 2011, Forbes magazine named Frankie’s as having one of the ten best hotdogs in the US.
Eventually, the Caiazzo brothers expanded their menu to appeal to families.  Philly cheesesteaks, salads, seafood and chicken were added to go along with their burgers and dogs.
Paul and Tom Martelli, Paul’s grandsons, are now helping to run the show with 7 locations across CT.
Working since he was 9 years old in the family business, Tom credits his “old school” upbringing – hard-working, family-oriented mentality for Frankie’s continued success.
Paul says their restaurant has a unique take on catering, which they hope to launch in the spring. The staff takes “Frankie’s on wheels”, bringing grills with them and preparing and cooking the food fresh on-site instead of in trays that need to be reheated. 
They arrived at Brookfield somewhat accidentally – El Coyote’s landlord reached out to them when that restaurant closed, thinking that this property would be an ideal location for a new Frankie’s. Tom and Paul agreed and their new location will be opening in November.
As in all of their restaurants, all food is cooked to order and the Brookfield restaurant can seat up to 45 people.  Online ordering is also available.
 Frankies Family Restaurant
270 Federal Rd.
(203) 885-0316

Frankies- A Waterbury Gem is Coming to Brookfield!


Eighty-two years ago, brothers Paul and Frank Caiazzo opened their restaurant in Waterbury – the original Frankie’s.  Initially, business was slow - they needed something different to attract more customers.  Paul came up with the idea of an extra-long hot dog. Their supplier agreed to make it and their baker provided the special bun. The foot-long hot dog was an instant hit and has stayed that way.  In 2011, Forbes magazine named Frankie’s as having one of the ten best hotdogs in the US.
Eventually, the Caiazzo brothers expanded their menu to appeal to families.  Philly cheesesteaks, salads, seafood and chicken were added to go along with their burgers and dogs.
Paul and Tom Martelli, Paul’s grandsons, are now helping to run the show with 7 locations across CT.
Working since he was 9 years old in the family business, Tom credits his “old school” upbringing - hard-working, family-oriented mentality for Frankie’s continued success.
Paul says their restaurant has a unique take on catering, which they hope to launch in the spring. The staff takes “Frankie’s on wheels”, bringing grills with them and preparing and cooking the food fresh on-site instead of in trays that need to be reheated. 
They arrived at Brookfield somewhat accidentally – El Coyote’s landlord reached out to them when that restaurant closed, thinking that this property would be an ideal location for a new Frankie’s. Tom and Paul agreed and their new location will be opening in November.
As in all of their restaurants, all food is cooked to order and the Brookfield restaurant can seat up to 45 people.  Online ordering is also available.
 Frankies Family Restaurant
270 Federal Rd.
(203) 885-0316


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