The Retro-Style Fast-Casual Restaurant Concept Grows in Arkansas and Mississippi
Wichita, KS (RestaurantNews.com) Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers‘ steady expansion in the Southeastern United States is stoked with the opening of three new franchised locations and the announcement of a new franchise development agreement.
Located at 8115 Camp Creek Rd in Olive Branch, the new Mississippi restaurant is the company’s first location to open in the state. The same franchise group is also underway with construction in Little Rock and Fort Smith, Arkansas for new restaurants slated to open in December and January, respectively. One of Freddy’s largest franchisees, this experienced group also operates locations from San Diego to Tennessee.
Freddy’s has also signed a new franchise agreement with Kevin Morrow for additional locations in Cabot, Searcy and Batesville, Arkansas for development over the next several years.
“Freddy’s is a perfect fit for these communities. I live in the area and know my neighbors will appreciate the hospitality found at Freddy’s,” commented Morrow. “The food is really good too. Whether you swing through the drive-thru on your way to a ballgame or bring your family in to unwind after a busy day, you’ll enjoy your double steakburger and the frozen custard will leave you with a smile on your face.”
The fast-casual restaurant was founded by brothers Bill and Randy Simon, and their friend and business partner Scott Redler in 2002. Today, Freddy’s has grown to 280 locations coast-to-coast.
“Our accelerated development in the Southeast, from both existing and new franchisees, is a true testament to the strength of our brand and our unwavering commitment to our network of partners,” said Randy Simon, President & CEO. “With our restaurants in the region performing consistently well, we’re continuing to eye expansion opportunities and look forward to growing our footprint throughout the area.”
Franchise opportunities remain in areas across the U.S. Specifically in the Southeast; available territory includes Russellville, Arkadelphia and El Dorado in Arkansas. The I-20 corridor that stretches across Mississippi and Louisiana also presents an opportunity for prospective franchisees. New franchisees agree to develop at least four locations within their negotiated territory. For more information about development opportunities, contact Markus Scholler, Vice President of Franchise Development, or visit www.freddysusa.com/franchising.
Freddy’s was founded in 2002 by brothers Bill and Randy Simon, and their friend and business partner, Scott Redler. The restaurant was named after Bill and Randy’s father, Freddy Simon, a decorated World War II veteran whose family values and tradition of service are the company’s foundations. Freddy’s opened its first location in Wichita, Kansas, offering a unique combination of cooked-to-order steakburgers, Chicago dogs, and other savory items along with its signature desserts prepared with premium frozen custard churned fresh throughout the day. Today, 280 Freddy’s restaurants serve a total of 31 states across the nation from California to Pennsylvania, Virginia and down the east coast states to Florida. In 2017, Freddy’s has been named for a fifth time to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list (ranked #41), and has, for the fourth year in a row, been included as one of the top 10 on Franchise Times magazine’s Fast & Serious list. Other notable accomplishments include several consecutive years on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list of “Fastest-Growing Private Companies,” a feature on Consumer Reports’® lists of best burgers, cleanest fast-food restaurants and those with the best service last published in 2014, and first-place winner of many local newspaper readers’ choice categories throughout the U.S. including Best Burger, Best Fries, Best Hot Dog and Best Dessert. For more on Freddy’s, visit the Newsroom, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news.