Freddy's opening today in Opelika

A new Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opens on Sunday, April 16, at 1701 Capps Landing near Tiger 13. It marks the first Freddy’s in eastern Alabama, and the third in the state, joining locations in Hoover and Tuscaloosa. Local nonprofit Big House Foundation will receive 10 percent of sales from all regular and large size frozen custard treats sold through May 16.

“Our cooked-to-order menu items and freshly-churned frozen custard make us the perfect stop for guests who want to enjoy a quality meal or a sweet treat after watching a movie at Tiger 13,” said Nick Esterline, franchise owner. “We also hope to become a go-to dining option for shoppers from Tiger Town, guests of nearby hotels and area residents.”

The 3,010 square-foot, free-standing restaurant is developed by TGC Development Group out of Wichita, Kan., and is operated by JRI Management based in Salina, Kan. It seats 100 guests and has additional seating on the patio. Drive-thru service is also available. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The fast-casual restaurant concept is known for its menu items of lean ground beef steakburgers, Vienna beef hot dogs and crispy shoestring fries, as well as dessert treats prepared with a choice of chocolate or vanilla frozen custard that is churned fresh throughout the day.

“If you’re unfamiliar with our menu and can’t seem to decide on what to order, the Freddy’s Original Double and the Signature Turtle Sundae are a good place to start,” said Jason Ingermanson, franchise operator. “They’re both fan favorites that we like to recommend to our first-time guests.”

BigHouse Foundation

A Christ-centered non-profit ministry based in Opelika, BigHouse Foundation connects the needs of foster families with the generosity of the community through the love of Jesus Christ. BigHouse is dedicated to meeting the needs and improving the quality of life of children in foster care. Through the resources of the local community and the time and effort of volunteers, BigHouse provides experiences and opportunities of a typical childhood to children who so desperately need to be kids.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Co-founded in 2002 by Scott Redler and Bill, Randy and Freddy Simon, Freddy’s opened its first location in Wichita, Kan., 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. Today, 251 Freddy's restaurants serve a total of 30 states across the map from California to Pennsylvania, Virginia and down the east coast states to Florida.  

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