CARMEL/WESTFIELD, Ind. – Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opens its doors at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 2740 E. 146th St. A ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Westfield Chamber of Commerce will be held at 10 a.m. to officially welcome the new business to the area. Freddy’s has pledged to donate 15 percent of its frozen custard sales for the first week to local nonprofit Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF).
“Our co-founder and namesake Freddy Simon is a 91-year-old World War II veteran, and quite a few of the company’s charitable-giving efforts involve organizations that assist veterans and military families,” said Blake Epperson, franchise owner. “HVAF works hard to make sure homeless veterans in Indiana receive the assistance they deserve and we’re honored to lend a helping hand.”
The 3,500 square-foot, freestanding location seats 100 guests, with additional seating on the heated, covered patio. Drive-thru service is also available. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The fast-casual restaurant concept also opens a location on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Columbus at 3660 Jonathan Moore Pike near the I-65 exit.
“Freddy’s is a restaurant where you can enjoy great food fast and experience hospitality the ‘Freddy’s Way’,” said Epperson. “Popular menu items include our lean ground beef steakburgers, Vienna Beef hot dogs, shoestring fries, and, of course, our signature frozen custard. We strive to create a fun, yet relaxed, environment for our team members and our guests; it makes for an all-around enjoyable experience for everyone.”
Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF) provides housing and reintegration services to homeless veterans. The organization also administers programs and services to prevent at-risk veterans from becoming homeless. Last year, HVAF helped make sure 2,259 veterans had a safe place to sleep, and 1,205 family members including 554 children received counseling and guidance which helped them become self-sufficient.