44 years ago, George Englezos opened up a hotdog stand on Steinway and 31st avenue. Ten years later he transitioned to selling souvlaki, and the stand quickly became a neighborhood favorite. Now run by the eponymous Franky, our team serves up amazing souvlaki to customers with huge smiles and great prices.
The special souvlaki spice blend was mixed up by George Englezos all those years ago, and it was so good it stuck. It’s a taste that people have come to know and love – fresh, tender, and savory.
We’ve got every type of sandwich you could want, a huge array of meat, so there’s something to appeal to everyone.
One of the best sellers is the chicken skewers, and when it’s fresh off the grill and doused in sauce, it is seriously one of the best things ever.
Now, don’t think this is just simple street food. If you’ve had Franky’s Souvlaki, you know it tastes like something you would find in a restaurant – and that’s what keeps people coming back. There are customers that have been coming there since they were little kids with their own parents, and are now bringing their children to the neighborhood favorite.
Everyone at Franky’s is like family.
George and Franky Englezos