March 14, 2017
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers recently broke ground on a second area location. The new site is slated to open this summer at 2865 Sunset Blvd. near Lexington Medical Center. The popular fast-causal restaurant concept made its Columbia debut when it opened last month at 457 Killian Rd.

“We’re grateful for the warm welcome and for the kind comments we continue to receive at our Killian Road restaurant and online,” said Brett Rickert, franchise owner. “Construction on our West Columbia location started Monday and area residents can expect our signature lean ground beef steakburgers and creamy frozen custard in just a few months.”

The 3,000 square-foot, freestanding restaurant will seat 96 guests and will have additional seating on the patio. Drive-thru service will also be available. Freddy’s is known for its lean ground beef steakburgers, Vienna Beef hot dogs and shoestring fries, as well as dessert treats prepared with a choice of chocolate or vanilla frozen custard that is churned fresh throughout the day.

“Here’s what many of our guests don’t know: if you can’t get enough of the Freddy’s taste in the restaurant, it’s available to take home,” Rickert said. “You can purchase 18-oz bottles of our famous fry sauce, and 8.5-oz shakers of our seasoning. Pair both with your favorite homecooked meals and enjoy the taste of Freddy’s from the comfort of your kitchen table in between your visits to the restaurant.”

Co-founded in 2002 by Scott Redler and Bill, Randy and Freddy Simon, Freddy’s opened its first location in Wichita, Kan., offering a unique combination of cooked-to-order steakburgers, Chicago dogs, and other savory items along with its signature desserts prepared with premium frozen custard made fresh throughout the day. Today, 245 Freddy's restaurants serve a total of 30 states across the map from California to Pennsylvania, Virginia and down the east coast states to Florida.  In 2017, Freddy’s has been named for a fifth time to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list (ranked #41), and has, for the fourth year in a row, been included as one of the top 10 on Franchise Times magazine's Fast & Serious list. In 2016, Freddy’s was included on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list of “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” (for the fifth consecutive year). In 2015, Freddy’s was named one of the five fastest growing chains by Nation’s Restaurant News (for the second consecutive year), and, besides the repeat recognitions shown above, was identified as one of eight “Better ‘Better Burger’ offerings” by Bloomberg Businessweek.  Freddy’s has also been included in Consumer Reports'® lists of best burgers, cleanest fast-food restaurants and those with the best service (published every three years), named one of Business Insider’s “8 Better Burger Chains Poised to Conquer America,” designated as the Fifth Fastest Growing Chain Restaurant in the United States and Canada by Chain Store Guide, labeled as the Fifth Fastest Growing Burger Concept in the country by Technomic, and selected as a first place winner in many local newspaper readers’ choice categories throughout the U.S. including Best Burger, Best Fries, Best Hot Dog, and Best Dessert. For more information on Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, visit

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