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Freddy's location in Moore, Oklahoma, was spared during the F5 tornado May 20. Sunday they served 5000 first responders and volunteers during an all-day effort themed 'Hot Dogs for Heroes'.
Nearly two years after a devastating F5 tornado ravaged Freddy’s, the restaurant is returning to Joplin, Missouri.
The new, freestanding location is about one mile south of the former site. The official grand opening is Sunday, May 5, and the crew has been training for the past several days.
For the first time in Freddy's history, the growing concept opened three new restaurants on the same day. Two of the sites, Bradenton, Florida, and St. George, Utah, are the first in states new to the growing concept.
The third site, in Katy, Texas, is the second for the Houston metro area and the 21st Freddy's in Texas.
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Freddy's Bradenton, Florida, location is under construction in the 15th state to welcome the growing concept.
"We are extremely excited to bring Freddy's great tastes and quality food to Bradenton," says franchise operator Cash Shelton. "With construction progressing, we are now focusing on the recruitment of high-energy individuals to build our team around. We plan to hire about 75 new team members from the area."
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers announces a special promotion celebrating the company’s co-founder, namesake, and true American hero, Freddy Simon. In honor of Freddy’s 88th birthday, single custard cones or dishes are available for 88 cents at participating Freddy’s locations nationwide.
With rights for more than 400 new franchise stores slated for development by existing franchisees in the next 15 years, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has selected Max Sheets to join the team in its newly created position of vice president of real estate.
"Real estate decisions are critical to our success and an area of ever-increasing importance in our office and among our franchise community," says Freddy's president Bill Simon. "Max has 30 years of experience in restaurant real estate development, and we look forward to his perspective on the team.
With marketing and advertising proving more challenging for quick-serve restaurants in the age of social and digital media, some brands are looking to a retail-based approach to get their name out: merchandising.
“I think merchandise is an excellent idea,” says Jonathan Raduns, food-merchandising consultant at National Restaurant Consultants in Denver.
After months of great anticipation, shovels have dug in and construction is underway at a totally new site for Freddy's in Joplin, Missouri.
The prototype, free-standing building with a drive thru will replace the original in-line Freddy's location, which was destroyed by the May 2011 tornado.
With new-store growth predicted to continue its rapid pace over the next decade, Freddy’s home office team is preparing with a new headquarters building and the promotion of several key staff members. In addition, the company has created and filled several new positions to support the expanding franchise base.