Freddy’s Opens First Restaurant in Houston Metro

Construction is complete and Freddy’s newest restaurant has opened. You can find Freddy’s at 15518 E. Hwy 529/Spencer Road in the Copperfield Crossing Center. This is the first Freddy’s in the Houston metro area but the franchise group has impressive plans for growth in the market.

Operator Padden Nelson is working on a deal for a second location near the Eldridge shopping district and signed a development agreement outlining 30 more stores over the next ten years. “Freddy’s is famous for serving the highest-quality, freshly prepared steakburgers and Freddy’s shoe-string fries. The frozen custard is made fresh in the store throughout the day and our attitude of service and hospitality is second-to-none in the quick-casual segment,” commented Nelson.

The opening in Houston brings the nationwide count for Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to 66. “Freddy’s has been a great fit for Texas with our restaurants in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. We are glad to be a part of the Houston community and we look forward to serving the folks of this area,” remarked Freddy’s COO Scott Redler. “We guarantee you’ll love our cooked-to-order steakburgers and specialty hot dogs and don’t forget to try our smooth, creamy vanilla or the rich, flavorful chocolate frozen custard that Freddy’s is famous for. Our specialty sundaes and concretes are a great way to end any Freddy’s meal or just treat yourself and your guests any time of the day or evening. If you’re throwing a big Texas wing-ding, we’d invite you to buy our Freddy’s frozen custard by the pint or quart or serve one of our delicious made-in-the-store frozen custard cakes.”

A local crew of nearly 60 staff members was on site training for three days and hosted a Friends and Family welcome event Saturday to ready the team. The free-standing restaurant offers indoor and patio seating as well as drive-thru service.

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 and two in the Kansas City market. Fifty-eight franchise units serve other areas of Kansas and Oklahoma as well as Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. Freddy’s has been listed as the Fifth Fastest Growing Chain Restaurant in the United States and Canada by Chain Store Guide, a sister publication to Nation’s Restaurant News. Most 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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