A Freddy’s location in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, marks the 55th store in the fast-growing system and the launch point for Wichita, Kansas-based franchise owner Nick Esterline. Along with his partners, Esterline plans to open an additional six stores in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, metro area. JRI Management, an experienced group currently heading day-to-day operations in nine Freddy’s locations, will operate Esterline’s stores.

“I’m impressed with the support I’ve received through the site selection and building process and with the management group in place at this store,” Esterline says. “I’m looking forward to the future with Freddy’s.”

The public grand opening for the newest Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers was Sunday, Nov. 6.

“The store is really years in the making and this evening, we are going to test the skills of the people who have been preparing to run the store on a day-to-day basis,” says Hank Estrada, the store’s general manager. “Tonight is a dress rehearsal for our team and we are ready to make it happen. We have been working hard to bring it all together.”

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