Freddy’s opens first Midlands store

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Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened its first Columbia store Tuesday at 457 Killian Road near Kroger Marketplace. The store is part of the Killian’s Crossing development taking shape in Northeast Columbia.

The fast-casual restaurant franchise is the first for the Midlands and third in South Carolina joining locations in Easley and Greenville. Co-founded in 2002, Freddy’s opened its first location in Wichita, Kansas.

In January, it was announced that Freddy’s would be opening a second Midlands location in West Columbia. It will be located on Sunset Boulevard across from Lexington Medical Center.

“Freddy’s is a better burger concept,” said franchise owner Brett Rickert. “We use premium ingredients and we cook to order. If you get the chance, choose a seat near the kitchen and watch how our team members communicate and work together to cook the steakburgers and other menu items. It’s a fun time.”

Read more: Columbia Business Report