There are many restaurant concept ideas in the world of fast food and fast casual franchises, but very few compare to the unique family culture and ongoing successes we have here at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. Since 2002, we continue to build one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the U.S., by doing the right things for the right reasons. That’s The Freddy’s Way.
The Freddy’s Way is the main ingredient in everything we do…from our training to using only premium quality ingredients to treating every Guest, Freddy’s Franchise Owner and vendor like an extension of our family.
“The Freddy’s Way is a timeless combination steeped in old-fashioned values like treating people fairly, being honest, transparent and always delivering the best hospitality,” says Mark Scholler, our VP of Franchise Development. “It’s our proven model that sets the groundwork for success for Franchise Owners from day one. Once a Franchise Owner is operating their second or third location, we encourage them to bring in new ideas that complement The Freddy’s Way.”
What do Franchise Owners find the most appetizing about owning a Freddy’s?
- Ongoing Support
- Franchisor/Franchise Owner Relationships
- Name Recognition
- Proven sales and Marketing Expertise
- Buying and Purchasing Power
- Demographic and Site Selection
- Simplicity of Menu
Succeed with a family-led fast casual franchise business model
The Freddy’s brand was born from real family history, and built around loving memories and strong relationships. Guests love connecting over their favorite Freddy’s meals and creating their own family memories, this is what our founders had dreamed The Freddy’s Way would look like, making Freddy’s unique from other fast-food franchises.
Whether they’re ordering on our app, at the drive-thru or having their Freddy’s delivered, people can’t get enough Freddy’s. You’re investing in a proven brand people know and love a lot.
Drive multiple dayparts and ROI with a simple menu
Unlike most fast food franchises, our simple menu fuels our $1.53M Average Unit Volume* with a steady stream of Guests from lunch, dinner, mid-day and late-night desserts. With mobile ordering part of the Freddy’s app and most locations offering delivery, we continue to grow revenue channels as one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains.
And, our kitchens are set up for optimal speed and efficiency to help hold down costs without sacrificing quality. See Why Freddy’s.
Innovate with digital to meet Guests’ needs
“In an effort to enhance the Freddy’s experience on an ongoing basis, we prioritize innovation to make Freddy’s convenient for our Guests,” says Scott Redler, our co-founder and COO. “Our mobile ordering and loyalty programs allow us to better connect with them and drive sales for our Franchise Owners.”
Scale to succeed in any situation
Even in a pandemic, The Freddy’s Way proves to be the right way as we continue to be recognized as a top fast-casual franchise in 2020. “We quickly pivoted and focused on drive-thru, carryout and delivery with a cross-functional team,” Scott Redler recalls. “And we laser-focused on drive-thru to speed it up significantly, which is really the thing that has kept us rolling at the pace we are.”
Be market-smart and flexible
Whether traditional or nontraditional, our fast-casual restaurant franchise showcases our commitment to doing the right things, the right way. We’re just as particular about the finishes and equipment we choose as the communities and markets we enter.
And, since our fastest-growing restaurant chain has the ability to exist in unique spaces such as universities, stadiums and airports, we’ve been able to offer new and existing Franchise Owners an additional avenue to invest in our brand.
Our experienced real estate and construction teams are here to help with:
- Site selection
- Facility planning
- Restaurant layout
- fixture and equipment specs and ordering
Train, educate, support, repeat
Once our Franchise Owners join our family, they go through a 16-to-24-day on-the-job training program in our Wichita training center. “We call it Freducation®,” says Randy Simon, our co-founder and CEO. “We pride ourselves in our world-class training for everyone at Freddy’s with continued field support and ongoing guidance from our leadership team following the grand opening.” The goal is to have our Franchise Owners deliver on The Freddy’s Way in each of their locations every day for a consistent brand experience.
What makes a great restaurant Franchise Owner
Are you looking to be part of a successful fast casual concept that stands out from other fast food franchises? We look for Franchise Owner candidates who truly believe in our brand and will be good to work with. “We call it the no-jerk rule,” says Scott Redler. “We’re in a long-term partnership, and we want to hang out with great people.”
First off, it starts with a love for the Freddy’s brand and culture. A good deal of energy and due diligence is put in to finding candidates looking to invest in a unique version of a fast food franchise whose business philosophies fit our culture and personal requirements, including:
- Reliability: At Freddy’s, we count on each other every day to be respectful and reliable and help grow our brand together.
- Thirst for learning: We look for candidates who share our curiosities and love for learning to evolve our brand.
- Leadership skills: Leading and mentoring others is essential. Many of our Team Members become Franchise Owners themselves.
- Excellent communication: Openness, honesty and transparency are key to hospitality The Freddy’s Way. Our leadership team is always a phone call away.
- Restaurant experience: A strong background in operations, franchising or restaurant management is preferred, or the ability to get the experience.
- Good old-fashioned work ethic: A roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to get things done right is important to our success each and every day.
Want to learn more about the personality and financial traits that we expect from our Franchise Owners? See what it takes.
Q & A about investing in Freddy’s
Q: How much does a franchise license cost?
A: Our initial franchise fee is $25K.
Q: What’s my initial investment in your fast food franchise?
A: Our initial investment ranges from $641K to $2.1M.
Q: What’s the best fast casual restaurant chain?
A: Why Freddy’s, of course. We’re Forbes’ Best Franchise to Buy (link to Awards page on franchise website) two years in a row, for starters. Plus, we’ve won awards for Best Hamburger Restaurant.
For more answers, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Own the franchise America craves
Now’s the time to join our Freddy’s Family. Take the first step and fill out the form below and a Franchise Development Director will be in touch within one business day.
*Average Annual Gross Receipts of 29 company-owned and 338 franchised restaurants that were open for the entire 2019 fiscal year. This information appears in Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Your individual results may differ. There is no assurance that you’ll earn as much.