NORMAN, Okla. -September 24, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - One of America's fastest growing better-burger restaurants, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers®, is coming to the heart of football country with a location in Norman, OK scheduled to open in early 2013. Demolition of the former bank is complete at the site of 24th & Main and construction on the all-new 3,300 square foot Freddy’s commenced just last week.
The new restaurant will be the 12th location for franchisee Bob Rasberry of RKS Ventures, Inc., currently operating throughout Oklahoma and Dallas, TX. “We have been waiting years for the perfect location in Norman. I am thrilled the wait is finally over,” said Rasberry. “With the University of Oklahoma less than three miles away and Norman being a family oriented community, we are excited about being part of this community.”
Freddy's Norman will be located at 2403 W. Main Street complete with a fun, family-friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy the famous, cooked-to-order steakburgers, premium frozen custard made fresh throughout the day, and friendly hospitality. The new location offers drive-thru service, outdoor seating, and is complemented by easy access to abundant parking.
A local crew of approximately 60 people will be employed at Freddy’s. The restaurant will begin hiring for most of those positions in December and managers are already being trained in nearby OKC locations. The menu features a variety of cooked-to-order items, including specialty all-beef Vienna hot dogs, chili, piping hot shoestring fries, and the namesake frozen custard and steakburgers.
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. Freddy’s founders operate six locations in the Wichita Metro area and two in the Kansas City market. Sixty-six franchise units serve other areas of Kansas and Missouri as well as Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. In 2012, Freddy’s was included among Inc.’s 500/5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies,” Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®, Business Insider’s “8 Better Burger Chains Poised to Conquer America,” and QSR® Magazine’s “10 Best Franchise Deals.” Freddy’s has also been listed as the Fifth Fastest Growing Chain Restaurant in the United States and Canada by Chain Store Guide, a sister publication to Nation’s Restaurant News. 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 has repeatedly won first place Readers’ Choice Awards in multiple categories from the Wichita Eagle newspaper and was a recipient of the 2011 Best in Business Award from the Wichita Business Journal.