Freddy’s Frozen Custard opens in New Jersey, Wisconsin, inks Midwest, South Central development deals

New restaurants to open in Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, North Dakota

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opened its first restaurants in New Jersey and Wisconsin this summer as it ramps up expansion plans. New, noteworthy development agreements will help the quick-service chain build out across Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, North Dakota, and the greater Chicagoland area. Freddy’s’ Frozen Custard inked five new deals that will further its growth momentum in the Midwest, South Central and Mountain States.

The restaurant in Linden, N.J. and Appleton, Wisc. have seen an increase in popularity and traffic. Ethan Coleman, the New Jersey Steakburgers LLC franchise owner, operates the Linden location with plans to build several new stores in the New Jersey market in the next several years. In Wisconsin, Chad and Nick Sternitzky own and operate the Appleton Freddy’s and plan to develop eight additional Freddy’s restaurants in the state, focusing on high-density markets, such as Madison and Green Bay.

“The success our New Jersey and Wisconsin franchise owners have experienced since opening is a true testament to the coast to coast acceptance of our brand, and we look forward to welcoming new candidates looking to bring a one-of-a-kind fast casual concept to their community,” said Andrew Thengvall, chief development officer of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

Across the South Central and Midwest, Freddy’s Frozen Custard is making inroads. In the Northern Chicago area, for example, existing franchise group AC MEHR & Associates agreed to develop eight units in the Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Lake Zurich, Crystal Lake, and Wheaton areas. M&M Custard is bolstering Midwest expansion with its signing of a deal to develop 12 locations in the Southern Chicago & Northern Indiana areas, targeting Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, and Joliet.


In Texas, Scott Turnbow’s franchise group, T-5 Enterprise, LLC, will add a restaurant in Sweetwater, Texas. Crispy Patty LLC—also a new franchise group to the system—inked an agreement for four restaurants across Louisiana, including Shreveport, Bossier City and Alexandria. In the Mountain States, BOTL LLC will debut its Freddy’s franchise operation by adding five locations throughout North Dakota, including in the cities of Fargo, Grand Fork, Minot, and Bismark.

Added Thengvall, “The recent openings and new development agreements show the continued excitement and interest that operators have in the Freddy’s franchise opportunity. We’re very excited to welcome these new restaurants and franchisees to the Freddy’s family and look forward to further expansion.”


The Wichita, Kan.-based company announced opening more than 12 units in the first half of 2021 and expects to add 30 additional restaurants by the end of this year.

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