New, amended development agreements help realize burger chain’s big plans for Lone Star state
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers will expand in Texas with 57 new units, confirming its emphasis on Texas as a key market. The fast-casual chain has set its sights on Dallas/Fort Worth and several counties in the eastern and western part of the state.
After penetrating North and South Dakota for the first time, Freddy’s Frozen Custard will continue growing.
“Our 63 operating locations in Texas have continued to perform exceptionally well, and we have witnessed firsthand how Freddy’s resonates with the local communities across the state,” said Andrew Thengvall, chief development officer at Freddy’s. “This proven success has attracted best-in-class franchisees to join our network, and we couldn’t be more excited. These strong operators deeply understand their territories and share our commitment to bringing Freddy’s craveable menu to the people of Texas.”
Freddy’s Frozen Custard shared some milestones in its Texas franchise development trajectory:
- BSPub Holdings, LLC will develop five Freddy’s locations in Texas. The new restaurants will be built in counties that include Ector, Midland, Burnet, Gillespie and Kerr.
- Outlaw Management agreed to develop three new Freddy’s in the counties of Aransas, Calhoun and Victoria.
- Lone Star Custard, which acquired 21 existing Freddy’s Texas stores, committed to opening an additional 30 Freddy’s locations with a focus on the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
- Ram-Z Restaurant Group, LLC committed to 15 new Freddy’s locations in Texas, setting the stage for new openings in Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Anderson, Cherokee and Harrison. The group is also set to open new Freddy’s restaurants within Greg and Rusk counties.
- Big Country Custard added an additional store to their original franchise agreement and will now develop four new restaurants in Texas. The change will be a new unit in Brown County, which is the first location the group plans to open for operation.
- AOM, LLC signed a development agreement to open stores in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Texas. Already, the group plans new locations in Louisiana.
According to current planning, Freddy’s Frozen Custard will grow to 800 units by 2026. The burger chain added 80 new units to its development pipeline since the beginning of this year. In 2022, Freddy’s will open 40 total locations across the country.
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