Wichita, Kan. — Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has recently signed four multi-unit agreements that will result in a total of 29 new restaurants. The expansion follows a strong 2020 in which the concept celebrated its 400th restaurant opening.
The 29 restaurants will be developed by four different franchise groups across Southern California, Central Florida, Texas and Ohio. FFC will be developing seven restaurants in Central Florida. DJ Steakburgers will be developing three additional restaurants in northern Ohio. HCI Hospitality has signed to develop seven locations in Texas. Salim Development Group will be responsible for 12 new locations across Southern California, which will be opening over the next 10 years. Together, these deals encompass multiple prime growth markets for the brand as it continues to grow nationwide and enter new states.
In 2020 alone, Freddy’s welcomed six new development groups that committed to over 60 development options in addition to 11 new development agreements with existing Freddy’s franchisees who committed to additional territory and over 70 new restaurant options.
“Coming off the momentum of last year, we’re thrilled to round out a strong first quarter with these multi-unit deals. The areas included in these signings are key markets in our growth plans and we’re excited to be making our mark with dozens of new Freddy’s restaurants across the nation,” says Scott Redler, co-founder and COO of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. “Our franchise development efforts are stronger than ever, as we are not only continuing to grow with existing franchise groups, but also have made great strides in connecting with new owners.”
With six restaurants opening in the first quarter of the year, including locations in Boise, Idaho; Memphis, Tenn.; and Pensacola, Fla., Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® plans to open more than 50 restaurants nationwide throughout the end of 2021. Franchise opportunities remain in areas across the U.S., including the Northeast, Upper Midwest, California, Florida, Oregon, and Washington and large metro areas such as Pittsburgh and many of its surrounding markets.
SOURCE: Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers