115 Forbes Avenue, Market Square Pittsburgh, PA (412) 281-0115
Franktuary was founded in downtown Pittsburgh in 2004, when college friends Megan and Tim shelved their degrees and started slinging franks from the basement of historic Trinity Cathedral. The duo have been serving their signature frankfurters for over a decade, topping them with locally sourced regional and ethnic condiments. Though they have left the cathedral basement behind, the spirit of the original Franktuary lives on in two mobile trucks and two locations, Lawrenceville and Market Square, and, of course, in the name.
Franktuary has won numerous awards for its quality food and atmosphere, including Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best Downtown Lunch Spot” in 2008, 2009, and 2010 and “Best Hot Dog” in 2013 and 2014. It has also received national press via the Food Network, Fox News, BarackObama.com, the Southwest Airlines blog, and Newsweek. In 2015, Franktuary Lawrenceville earned a Gold certification from Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants as part of the small inaugural wave of qualifying restaurants! Franktuary Market Square followed in 2016 with a Silver certification.