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Freddy's Preparing to Open First Florida Location in Bradenton
Bradenton, FL—Freddy’s Bradenton is under construction in the 15th state to welcome the growing concept. The new restaurant is sure to please residents young and old alike with Freddy’s famous cooked-to-order steakburgers, piping hot shoestring fries and creamy custard treats.

“We are extremely excited to bring Freddy’s great tastes and quality food to Bradenton”, commented franchise operator Cash Shelton. “With construction progressing, we are now focusing on the recruitment of high energy individuals to build our team around. We plan to hire about 75 new team members from the area.”


The retrofitted building located at 7376 52nd Place East is a free-standing facility with indoor and patio seating as well as drive-thru service. Additional sites are planned for the region in the coming years.

Freddy’s opening in Florida will bring the nationwide count nearer to 100 for the concept founded in Wichita, KS during 2002 and first franchised in 2004. “We are very grateful for this level of growth and for the guests who have such a strong affinity for our food,” commented COO Scott Redler. “It is so gratifying for me to walk into one of our locations and see families and friends enjoying their steakburgers and Chicago Dogs together or smiling and discussing their day over a Signature Turtle Sundae. We are honored to be a place that means enough to our guests to be included in their family time and life’s celebrations.”

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Co-founded by Scott Redler and Bill, Randy and Freddy Simon, Freddy’s opened its first location in Wichita during 2002, offering a unique combination of cooked-to-order steakburgers, Chicago dogs, and other savory items along with its signature desserts prepared with premium frozen custard made fresh throughout the day. Freddy’s founders operate six locations in the Wichita Metro area and three in the Kansas City market. Eighty franchise units serve other areas of Kansas and Missouri as well as Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. For 2013, Freddy’s was again named among Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500®”. In 2012, besides Entrepreneur Magazine’s recognition for that year, Freddy’s was included among Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list of “Fastest Growing Private Companies”, QSR® Magazine’s “10 Best Franchise Deals”, Franchise Times® Magazine’s “Next 300 Franchise Chains”, and Business Insider’s “8 Better Burger Chains Poised to Conquer America”. Freddy’s has also been listed as the Fifth Fastest Growing Chain Restaurant in the United States and Canada by Chain Store Guide, a sister publication to Nation’s Restaurant News. Recently, Freddy’s was recognized by Technomics as the 5th fastest growing burger concept in the country. In the local community of the company’s founding, Freddy’s has repeatedly won first place Readers’ Choice Awards in multiple categories, including Best Burger, Best Fries and Best Hot Dog, from the Wichita Eagle newspaper and was a recipient of the 2011 Best in Business Award from the Wichita Business Journal.