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Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers franchise

Low-cost real estate is one good reason to buy into a restaurant franchise today.

The question is: Which one?

Look no farther than Freddy’s. The well-priced menu and ease of operations at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers make it the top choice for those who want to make their mark in a competitive restaurant environment. Restaurants that were opened for at least one full year earned annual sales of at least $1.2 million in 2009, with a 7.2 percent same-store sales increase for the second half of the year over the same period in the previous year.

“We are experiencing values in real estate in many markets unlike anything we have seen in our 7-½ year history and feel this is an opportune time to ramp up our growth,” says Freddy’s president Bill Simon. “Despite the recent economic downturn, we sense that, while not immune to continued negative impacts, Freddy’s is very well positioned in its pricing structure and sleek concept design to provide the returns necessary for quality operators to prosper.”

Freddy’s avoids the dollar-menu model, instead offering high quality meals and dessert treats that guests savor. The simple but tasty menu includes a line of lean, seasoned steakburgers, chicken sandwiches and tenders, Chicago Dogs (Freddy’s style), Freddy’s popular shoestring fries, hot and hearty chili, and a full line of custard treats that draw people whether they are looking for a full meal or just an on-the-go treat.

Freddy Simon, 85, didn’t start out his career looking to establish a popular restaurant chain. He waited a long time before developing the perfect combination of burger and dessert.

Raised a farm boy near Wichita, Kansas, Freddy was one of nine children growing up during the Great Depression. He served under General Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific arena during World War II. Large gatherings for home-style meals are a family tradition as Freddy and his wife of 62 years have six adult children.

Because his life is literally the picture of Americana, the in-store decor of Freddy’s restaurants includes framed black and white photos from his many life stages. The effect is one of hard-working, small town American values, where patriotism and honesty are important virtues and smiles deny adversity a victory.

Hospitality towards its guests is a core value that has made Freddy’s one of the most exciting restaurant chains in the country.

In its seven-plus–year history, Freddy’s has grown to 30 franchised restaurants in six states in addition to six owned by the company in Kansas and Oklahoma. Growth is imminent, with rights to more than 150 restaurants held by 11 developers. Many of the franchise operators have experience in other national chain multiple-store concepts such as Pizza Hut, Panera Bread, Applebee’s, Quizno’s, Lone Star Steakhouse, Chili’s, and Burger King.

Getting started on the journey as a Freddy’s franchise developer begins with a simple phone call or email to Mark Scholler, VP of Franchise Development, at (316) 260-8282 or, or a visit to the Web site. An in-person visit to a Freddy’s is essential to understand why those who are involved with the chain are so excited. Look up a Freddy’s in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Missouri, Nebraska, or Colorado.

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