Update 10/17/13: What the heck? Grand opening pushed out yet another week again, now anticipated on Tuesday, October 29th.
Update 10/10/13: Grand opening date changed once again, now to an anticipated Tuesday, October 22nd according to the Freddy's Frozen Custard Facebook page.
Update 10/4/13: The grand opening date has now been changed to Tuesday, October 15th.
Update 9/13/13: Freddy's indicates grand opening date is planned for October 8th!
Update 8/17/13: Three months later and they are making steady progress! The targeted opening date is September 10th. Stay posted on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FreddysUSA. As a lifelong So Cal resident I have to say I've never tried frozen custard, so I'm personally looking forward to it!
Originally posted 5/17/13: The Thousand Oaks Acorn pointed out this week that Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is in process of renovating the space previously occupied by Burger King in front of what used to be the K-Mart in Westlake Village at 391 Hampshire Road.
Learn more about Freddy's at www.freddysusa.com. According to a recent Freddy's press release:
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, three in the Kansas City market, and one in the Dallas metro area. Eighty-three franchise units serve other areas of Kansas, Missouri and Texas as well as Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah 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.