Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers was founded by brothers Bill and Randy Simon, their father, Fred Simon, and restauranteur Scott Redler. The company operates a fast food, casual restaurant chain which offers frozen custard, steakburgers, hamburgers, French fries, Vienna beef hot dogs, blended sundaes, and a wide variety of desserts including funnel cake.
From a single location in Wichita, Kansas, there are now more than 150 locations throughout the US. The company has plans for expansion, with a new location opening in Shiloh, Illinois, around December of 2016.
The company currently has 380 locations in 30 US states and several in the Middle East.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has received numerous awards for their food and franchise operations, including Technomic’s 5th Fastest Growing Burger Concept in the country and being listed in Franchise Times Magazine as one of the top 300 franchises in the USA.
Despite the pandemic and subsequent quarantine, the company has done well and in an April 2021 interview, founder and CEO Scott Redler explains why.