Freddyâ€™s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a fast-casual restaurant concept, opened Tuesday at 849 W. Poplar Ave.Â
The opening marked a third Memphis-area location for Freddyâ€™s, joining locations in Cordova and Olive Branch, Miss.
â€œThe Poplar Avenue corridor is flourishing with restaurants and retail businesses. We hope to be a convenient dining option for shoppers in the area, as well as for those nearby movie goers at Malco Towne Cinema,â€ said Tim Heeren, franchise operator. â€œThis will be our third location in the Memphis metro and we have additional sites planned for the area in the future. We truly appreciate the excitement surrounding our expansion.â€
The 2,843 square-foot, freestanding restaurant seats 92 guests and has additional seating on the patio. Drive-thru service is also available. Hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Freddyâ€™s is known for its cooked-to-order steakburgers made with lean 100 percent ground beef, ViennaÂ® Beef hot dogs, crispy shoestring fries and frozen custard treats made with freshly churned chocolate or vanilla frozen custard.
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â€œYouâ€™ll find that our team members truly enjoy putting in the extra effort to create a comfortable and welcoming environment with fast, friendly service and genuine hospitality,â€ said Heeren. â€œThe family-friendly atmosphere gives guests a place to connect, reminisce and create their own treasured memories.â€
Co-founded in 2002 by Scott Redler and Bill, Randy and Freddy Simon, Freddyâ€™s opened its first location in Wichita, Kansas, offering a unique combination of cooked-to-order steakburgers seasoned with Freddyâ€™s Famous Steakburger & Fry SeasoningÂ®, ViennaÂ® Beef hot dogs, shoestring fries paired with Freddyâ€™s Famous Fry SauceÂ® and frozen custard freshly churned throughout the day. Today, more than 300 Freddyâ€™s restaurants serve 31 states across the nation from California to Pennsylvania, Virginia and down the East Coast states to Florida. Freddyâ€™s has been named No. 1 on Forbes Best Franchises to Buy, Franchise Times magazineâ€™s 2018 Fast & Serious top 10, Entrepreneurâ€™s 2018 Franchise 500 top 50, Inc. Magazineâ€™s â€œFastest-Growing Private Companiesâ€ 2018 list and many other nationwide and local industry awards. For more on Freddyâ€™s, visit the Newsroom and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news.