Menu highlights of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers lean, ground beef steakburgers, Vienna Beef hot dogs and shoestring fries, as well as custard treats prepared with freshly churned chocolate or vanilla frozen custard.
“Mind-blowing is the fact that Freddy's has managed to expand exponentially over the past 16 years, yet still remains curiously under the radar in a country where talking about burgers may well be the national pastime,” Breslouer wrote in his Thrillist article.
The hometown-feel, 1950s vibe of the burger joint, which serves Vienna beef hotdogs, steakburgers and, of course, their signature frozen custards, is no coincidence. The owners actually intended just to open one in their hometown.
“People were used to opening restaurants. We had individuals come up to us and say, ‘Hey, we want to open a Freddy’s!’ After we heard that enough times, Bill, Randy, and I decided it was a good idea,” Redler told Thrillist.
Now, the franchise has grown by leaps and bounds. It’s the “thoughtfully sourced” ingredients that’s won over many. The fans of the restaurants are called FredHeads.
“They smash it down to make it pretty thin, but it’s still [got] a good bite to it,” said FredHead Eddie Andreo, who’s visited at least 30+ locations, told the publication. “Each bite is completely juicy; it’s nice and thin with a little bit of crisp on the edge.”
Read more about the business prowess and FredHeads behind this burger chain here.
This story originally published in June 2018.