Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is privileged to announce that, again in 2013, it was named one of Franchise Times Magazine’s “Next 300” franchise companies. The list includes franchise chains from all industries and is not just exclusive to restaurants. This is the second consecutive year for Freddy’s ranking in the publication.

“We’re committed to bringing our guests unsurpassed service and premium quality menu items,” says CEO Bill Simon. “Combined with our focus on family values and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, Freddy’s continues to give guests a comfortable, yet energetic, venue to celebrate the joy of friends and family while dining on a delicious and satisfying meal.”

Now in its 11th year, Freddy’s has 97 total stores nationwide, of which 86 are franchised units. Over the next few months, Freddy’s has plans to expand into Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, and Kentucky as well as North and South Carolina. Current and new franchise groups have signed development agreements for more than 400 additional sites.

“We humbly accept this award with a ‘Freddy’s salute’ to our extraordinary team and phenomenal franchise family,” Simon says. “Freddy’s will continue to operate under the high standards set forth by our namesake, Freddy Simon. We are honored to work in his tradition of service and his life-long commitment to quality.”

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