Freddy’s Names New Director of Construction

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is pleased to announce; Pat Sardo has joined their team as Director of Construction.

With 27 Freddy’s store openings projected for the remainder of 2012 and development agreements for over 300 more stores signed; site evaluation and new construction as well as ongoing maintenance and equipment upgrades are becoming an area that demands full-time attention. To this point, the functions have fallen under the duties of COO Scott Redler and Director of Purchasing Jon Simon.

“Pat comes to us highly recommended by her former employer for her dedication to the company and great working relationships,” remarked COO Scott Redler. “We are committed to providing a strong network of support to our franchise community as we grow. Pat is going to fill some very important functions in our office and we are excited to include her in our growth plan.”

Pat Sardo began her 14 year tenure with LodgeWorks; a Wichita based Hotel Company operating several concepts nation-wide in the Director of Operational Programs and Procurement position. LodgeWorks recently sold their hotel properties to the Hyatt Corporation and Sardo declined an opportunity to work in a similar capacity with Hyatt in Chicago, preferring to remain in Wichita. Although she has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a minor in marketing from Central Michigan University, Pat has long since considered Wichita home.

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to join the Freddy’s family,” Pat explained. “During the last two years at LodgeWorks, we opened 16 new properties. I am well suited for the pace of growth Freddy’s is experiencing and believe I will add value to their already stellar team as well as the franchisees fueling their amazing growth.”

Co-founded by Scott Redler and Bill, Randy and Freddy Simon, Freddy’s opened its first location on west 21st Street in Wichita during 2002, 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 made fresh throughout the day in each store. Freddy’s founders operate six locations in the Wichita Metro area, two in the Kansas City market, and one in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Fifty-one franchise units serve other areas of Kansas and Oklahoma as well as Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas. Freddy’s was listed as the Fifth Fastest Growing Chain Restaurant in the United States and Canada in 2010 by Chain Store Guide, a sister publication to Nation’s Restaurant News. More recently, Freddy’s was recognized by Technomics as the 5th fastest growing burger concept in the country. In the local community of the company’s founding, Freddy’s is a recipient of the 2011 Best in Business Award from the Wichita Business Journal. In 2011, Freddy’s was also named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®.

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