Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Adds 31 Locations to Growth Pipeline

by Katie Lee

Wichita, Kan. — Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® has signed a franchise development agreement led by new franchisee, Ellis Choi, to debut eight new restaurants in LA County, Calif., a key target market in the U.S. for the brand. This announcement comes on the heels of two quarters of growth, ending the first half of the year with more than 480 locations across 36 states. Freddy’s has set its sights on reaching 500 units later this year.

“As we build upon a momentous first half of the year, we are thrilled to kick off a new quarter with an exciting development agreement that will introduce the Freddy’s brand to a highly desirable target market in California and further fuel our growth trajectory,” says Chris Dull, chief executive officer at Freddy’s. “Our rapid expansion and increased brand exposure in Q1 and Q2 are a direct result of the strong partnerships we have cultivated with our franchisees. We recognize the immense value of these relationships in ensuring our continued growth and solidifying our position as an industry leader in the fast-casual restaurant segment. We look forward to leveraging our recent success and strategic initiatives to drive further growth throughout the remainder of the year.”

The Freddy’s franchisees leading the brand’s latest developments include:

• JRI, the brand’s largest franchisee, which currently operates more than 70 Freddy’s locations in several states, signed a deal that will bring four additional units to Utah County, Utah.

• AOM, LLC will be opening two Freddy’s units in Alexandra, La.

• TX Fred, LLC has plans to open three new Freddy’s locations in Leona, Livingston and Cleveland, Texas.

• Additionally, Charleston Custard is expanding with two new units in Beaufort and Colleton Counties, S.C.

• Ken and Samantha Weaver are set to open seven new locations in northern Indiana and Kalamazoo County, Mich.

• Lastly, Ram-Z has signed a development agreement for four new Freddy’s restaurants in Rogers, Tulsa and Creek counties in Oklahoma.

These deals are the latest additions to Freddy’s franchise development efforts, with more than 150 units in its current pipeline within target markets, which include Arkansas, Texas, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Indiana and Michigan, among others. In addition to this development momentum, Freddy’s recently celebrated the opening of a corporate-owned restaurant location in Belleville, Ill., featuring its newest restaurant prototype, as well as the brand’s non-traditional expansion and MLB stadium debut into St. Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers was founded in Wichita, Kan., in 2002. For more information, visit

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