Freddy's First Store of 2012 Opens in Monument, CO
January 17, 2012 // Franchising.com // Monument, CO—The wait is over for all Colorado Springs area citizens tired of driving to Denver for their Freddy’s fix. With the opening of Freddy’s 59th location in Monument CO, the popular quick-service concept has big plans in the tri-lakes region. Franchise partner Kyle Gerstner’s development agreement calls for 3 more stores in the metro area.“Colorado has welcomed Freddy’s with a warm reception and great appreciation for our high-quality, 85% lean steakburgers. I look forward to being a part of this community for a long time to come,” remarked Gerstner. “Freddy’s focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients and cooked-to-order meals with a short wait time has made it a very popular destination for families. We value our guests and are committed to providing an atmosphere that feels like full-service hospitality with quick-service prices.”
Freddy’s first debuted in Colorado at Littleton in the fall of 2009. Today’s opening marks the fifth Freddy’s in the State and company COO Scott Redler recognizes the contribution of the franchise operators as the key to success in the Colorado. “We have a very strong group of operators in Colorado. Kyle Gerstner will benefit from their experience and familiarity in the market. The strength of our franchisees is in their focus on guest hospitality and fresh, high-quality food. We truly appreciate our guests in Colorado and the opportunity to serve them,” concluded Redler.
Co-founded by Scott Redler and Bill, Randy and Freddy Simon, Freddy’s opened its first location on west 21st Street in Wichita during 2002, 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 in each store. Freddy’s founders operate six locations in the Wichita Metro area, two in the Kansas City market, and one in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Forty-seven franchise units serve other areas of Kansas and Oklahoma as well as Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas. An additional 35 locations are in various stages of development. Freddy’s was listed as the Fifth Fastest Growing Chain Restaurant in the United States and Canada in 2010 by Chain Store Guide, a sister publication to Nation’s Restaurant News. More recently, Freddy’s was recognized by Technomics as the 5th fastest growing burger concept in the country. In the local community of the company’s founding, Freddy’s is a recipient of the 2011 Best in Business Award from the Wichita Business Journal. In 2011, Freddy’s was also named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®.