Monday, January 5, 2015

Freddy's Frozen Custard plans to open Wednesday

The scene Monday morning at Freddy's, as training enters the home stretch.
The Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburger at 355 North Woodruff Avenue in Idaho Falls is looking at opening Wednesday morning at 10:30. Training has been taking place this past week in preparation, and anyone interested in going to work there can apply online at www.freddysusa.com.

Juicy burgers and fries!
The store’s hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Founded in Wichita, Kan., in 2002, Freddy’s began franchising two years later and has since been recognized by Technomic — an online food industry research and consulting firm — as the seventh fastest growing burger chain in the U.S. with sales of less than $200 million. Between 2012 and 2013, the company saw a $42.7 million jump in sales, an increase of 41.8 percent.

While frozen custard is featured in the restaurant’s name, at the heart of the operation is its 1950s-style burgers. Last year, the company's burgers ranked ninth in a survey conducted by Consumer Reports of the Best and Worst Fast-Food Restaurants in America.

“The savory steakburger is inspired by the ’50s style staple and reminiscent of an era focused on quality, cooked-to-order meals that bring families and loved ones together,” the company's Web site says.