• Frans Deli Closes Suddenly; Will Reopen as Jersey Mikes

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    Sad and sudden news in the Mile Square — beloved Fran’s Italian deli has closed as of Saturday, June 30th abruptly. Sources are sharing that it will reopen in the future as a Jersey Mike’s. Located at 202 Hudson Street, Fran’s has been a staple in Hoboken for years.

    This past weekend, the owners left a sign in the window which said, “To Our Loyal Customers, Thank you for your Patronage over the years. Stay Tuned for Something New and Exciting. All the Best . . . Love Fran’s Deli & Staff”.

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    Known for its amazing mutz, paninis, and sandwiches, Fran’s was one of those spots that was perfect for a breakfast or lunch OR a full catering job.

    A few of our faves:

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    The Mutz

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    Platters on platters

    The new spot slated to open is called Jersey Mike’s, an American sandwich chain headquartered in Manasquan, New Jersey. The Jersey Mike’s franchise has almost 1,300 locations open and about 70 more in development across the United States {probably worth it to mention about a block away from Jimmy John’s down the street}.

    No word on when the new business will be opening, but we’ll keep you posted as we know more.

    We’ll miss you, Fran’s!


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


    • Oh no! Yet another chain coming into Hoboken to push out the original businesses. Jersey Mike’s will never come close to Fran’s in quality and authenticity which this city is slowing running out of

    • Another junk chain that sells burger type food to feed the nonexistent college crowd.
      Hoboken has million dollar apartments and it’s residents don’t eat burgers. It’ll probably fail and another real estate office will open in its place.

    • Why did they close down Old School Frans Italian Deli in Hoboken NJ? If Jersey Mike’s sub is not going to open at all in Hoboken NJ. What a waste and smh!!!

    • My wife Betty-Lou was the cook @ Fran’s deli. I want to let those who knew and loved her that unfortunately she passed away on nov 12 2018. The love of my life was the best cook I’ve ever met. I miss her dearly.


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