Who We Are
The Freddy’s Way
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is a leading fast casual restaurant franchise concept with more than 300 locations across 32 states. Co-founded in 2002 by Scott Redler and Bill, Randy and Freddy Simon, Freddy’s opened its first location in Wichita, Kansas, offering a unique combination of cooked-to-order steakburgers seasoned with Freddy’s Famous Steakburger & Fry Seasoning®, Vienna® Beef hot dogs, shoestring fries paired with Freddy’s Famous Fry Sauce® and frozen custard that is freshly churned throughout the day in each restaurant. As our name implies, we place an equal emphasis on our premium steakburgers and our frozen custard, describing a Freddy’s experience as “The Taste That Brings You Back.”
As a privately-owned and family-oriented company, we’re committed to doing things the Freddy’s Way, emphasizing the welcoming atmosphere, service and hospitality Guests experience with each visit. This philosophy, coupled with our high quality, cooked-to-order menu items, has helped us emerge as one of the best franchise opportunities in food service today.
Freddy’s atmosphere has a classic feel with décor that stays true to the late 1940s and early 1950s, with a classic red-and-white color scheme and black-and-white checkered tile floors. The walls are adorned with genuine, black-and-white photographs of Freddy Simon and his family, contributing authentic nostalgia to the restaurant.
The Freddy’s brand identity is rooted in optimism, patriotism and tradition, inspired by the values of our brand’s namesake. We’re proud that we’ve continued to achieve outstanding success for over 16 years by focusing on culinary nostalgia and celebrating everything it means to be all-American.
Awards & Accolades
At Freddy’s, our dedication to hospitality and service extends far beyond our Guests. We’re proud to be recognized for our contribution to our communities, our Veterans and our industry.
#1 in Forbes’ Best Franchises to Buy (High Investment category)
#44 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500
Franchise Times® Magazine’s Fifth Smartest-Growing Brand in Fast & Serious 2018
2018 Inc. 5000 list
#10 in NRN’s Top 10 Fastest-Growing Chains 2018
#12 Best Restaurant in Kansas 2018 by Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association
Technomic’s Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report 2018
“I was immediately attracted to Freddy’s and the importance the company places on family values. The foundation and business model on which Freddy’s was built has proven to be successful, and the support the corporate team gives to its franchisees is unlike any other concept I’ve experienced before.” – Tim Heeren, Freddy’s franchisee since 2016
“The founders have philosophies about guest service, quality and hospitality that aligned with my beliefs and leadership style. Freddy’s is all about the people. Every team member I met with believed in the concept so much that they invested their lives into growing the brand. I fell in love with Freddy’s from the start.” – Jason Ingermanson, Freddy’s franchisee since 2009
“Freddy’s is special because we create a special experience for our guests. The atmosphere is inviting, the food is cooked to order and the restaurant is always clean. All of these aspects create the perfect recipe for success.” – Blake Epperson, Freddy’s franchisee since 2016