Top 5 Myths about Freddy’s
If you’re a FredHead, you’ve probably heard some myths about “Freddie’s” at one point or another. We have a long and interesting history, as well as famously delicious food that always gets people talking. Here are some of our favorite Freddy’s myths . . . busted.
FACT: Freddy Simon is the namesake of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, and he’s very real! A quick look at the walls of any of our restaurants will reveal a lot about him. The restaurant was founded by two of Freddy’s sons, Bill and Randy Simon, along with their friend, Scott Redler. The three co-founders chose to name their new business “Freddy’s” in honor of Bill and Randy’s father, Freddy, who is a decorated U.S. Army Veteran of WW II and had a distinguished 50 year career in the hospitality industry before helping to start Freddy’s when he was 77. Freddy, with his All-American values, still stands as an inspiration and foundation of our brand.
Today, Freddy is 94 years old and still enjoys a Freddy’s Original Patty Melt and visiting with Freddy’s Guests! He will celebrate his 95th birthday in February, 2020.
FACT: At Freddy’s, our food is always cooked-to-order, so it’s hot and ready for you. We don’t start preparing orders until they are placed, so you can rest assured that your food was made just after your order, just for you!
FACT: Freddy’s is a fast-casual restaurant, not fast food, but what does that mean? Our fast-casual classification means that our food is cooked-to-order, our Team Members are always friendly, and our focus is on quality, cleanliness and hospitality.
FACT: Frozen custard is thicker, creamier and richer than ice cream. There are several differences between ice cream and frozen custard. For starters, frozen custard has more eggs and a minimum of 10% butter fat. It is churned through a special machine that leaves less room for ice crystals and air bubbles to form. This produces a thicker, creamier texture that has captured the hearts of Freddy’s fans everywhere!
FACT: Freddy’s Famous Fry Sauce is our own unique mixture that has been perfected by Freddy’s Team Members, and does include some ketchup. The sauce was originally designed for our crispy shoestring fries, but Guests love it so much that they enjoy dipping everything from steakburgers to chicken strips!