ST. LOUIS — Chloe Yates and Ben McArthur have purchased Frankly Sausages, the popular sausage and fries food truck that closed earlier this year.

Previous owners Bill and Jamie Cawthon closed the restaurant space and the food truck in May and decided to sell the truck, the Frankly Sausages brand and all future bookings.

Frankly Sausages on Cherokee Street will close its doors Saturday after two and a half years in the space. The concept started in late 2015 as a food truck, which owners Bill and Jamie Cawthon also are selling.

"We've been fans of the brand, and of Bill's (those dang sausages and fries) since the start," Yates said on Facebook. "So what you know and love will be staying ... PLUS we'll be adding a few of our own dishes and our own take on the concept."

Yates and McArthur will not continue service at the Cherokee Street Frankly Sausages storefront, the Facebook post said.

Local food truck favorite Farmtruk STL, from chef and owner Samantha Mitchell, will take over food service at Brick River Cider in Downtown West. "I think Samantha's focus on fresh, local and free-range food offering is a great fit for us and our brand, and we're excited about the partnership," Russ John, owner and operator of Brick River, said.

Yates previously worked at Alphateria and McArthur is currently at Brennan's Work & Leisure. He is also known for his time as the chef and co-owner of J. McArthur's. The two partnered recently to work on a pop-up series called Magnolia.

The duo purchased the truck, the Frankly Sausages' brand, recipes and equipment, according to Sauce Magazine. They plan to take the food truck out as early as July 1, they told the magazine.

Nerves were high for Loryn and Edo Nalic in the days leading up to the opening of their first restaurant, Balkan Treat Box. Three years after launching their acclaimed food truck that serves classic Balkan food, some with American twists, the husband-and-wife duo decided to leverage the success of their concept and open a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

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