Freddy’s Announces Third Annual Kids In Need Partnership for National Frozen Custard Day
On Aug. 8, locations nationwide will offer $1 single cone, single dish or custard cookie to raise funds for Kids In Need Foundation
July 25, 2018 // Franchising.com // WICHITA, Kan. - Fast-casual restaurant concept, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, announced today that it will offer $1 single cone, single dish or custard cookie purchases at locations nationwide in honor of National Frozen Custard Day Wednesday, Aug. 8. For the third year in a row, Freddy’s will donate half of every single cone, single dish or custard cookie sold on National Frozen Custard Day to Kids In Need Foundation, which provides free school supplies to teachers and students most in need across the country. To date, Freddy’s has raised more than $25,000 for the nonprofit organization through its annual National Frozen Custard Day promotion.
“School supplies are an integral part of learning, and it is important that each and every student has access to the basic tools they need to be successful in the classroom and beyond,” said Renay Dossman, executive director for Kids In Need Foundation. “The generosity of Freddy’s over the past few years has supported our efforts to help teachers and students in some of the most challenged communities in our country, and we are grateful to partner with a company that shares our passion for helping kids succeed.”
Along with cooked-to-order steakburgers, frozen custard is a staple of the Freddy’s menu. Known for being smoother and richer than ice cream due to a time-tested churning process that minimizes ice crystals and excess air, Freddy’s frozen custard is made using only America's finest dairy ingredients. It is churned throughout the day, every day in each restaurant to produce the high-quality, fresh custard treat that made Freddy’s famous in 31 states.
“The Freddy’s brand is rooted in family values, and we’re proud to be supporting Kids In Need Foundation for the third year and helping make a difference for families in need nationwide,” said Scott Redler, COO for Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. “So many of us take for granted having access to simple items like pencils and folders, and we believe that no child should ever have to go without. We encourage guests to stop by their local restaurant on National Frozen Custard Day and help students across America start the new school year with a full backpack.”
Co-founded in 2002 by Scott Redler and Bill, Randy and Freddy Simon, Freddy’s opened its first location in Wichita, Kansas, 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 churned fresh throughout the day. Today, 302 Freddy's restaurants serve 31 states across the nation from California to Pennsylvania, Virginia and down the East Coast states to Florida. In 2018, Freddy’s has been named for the fifth year in a row as one of the top 10 on Franchise Times magazine’s Fast & Serious list, and for a sixth time to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list (ranked #44). In 2017, Freddy's was included on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list of “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” for the fifth consecutive year. Other notable accomplishments include a feature on Consumer Reports'® lists of best burgers, cleanest fast-food restaurants and those with the best service last published in 2014, and first-place winner of many local newspaper readers’ choice categories throughout the U.S. including Best Burger, Best Fries, Best Hot Dog and Best Dessert. For more on Freddy’s, visit the Newsroom, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news. To learn more about National Frozen Custard Day at Freddy’s, visit https://freddysusa.com/frozencustardday/.
About The Kids In Need Foundation
The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids In Need Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995, has distributed $1 Billion in school supplies, directly benefiting 6.2 million students and 200,000 teachers in 2017. For more information, visit KINF.org, and join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @KidsInNeed.