ORLANDO, Fla.(September 10, 2016) – Fast-casual restaurant franchise, Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, recently broke ground at 11662 University Blvd. The new location is currently slated to open before the end of this year, and is the third of more than 20 sites the restaurant concept has planned for Osceola, Orange, Seminole and Volusia Counties. “University Boulevard is a great fit for Freddy’s,” said Brian Pyle, franchise operator. “We strive to provide fast, friendly service, and our price points appeal to college students and families. We look forward to joining the area.” The 5,500 square-foot, free-standing location will seat 154 guests, with additional seating on the patio. Drive-thru service will also be available. Menu items include lean ground beef steakburgers, Vienna Beef hot dogs and shoestring fries, as well as dessert treats prepared with a choice of chocolate or vanilla frozen custard that is churned fresh several times throughout the day. “Our atmosphere hints at retro, but we’re not a theme restaurant,” said Pyle. “We play a wide variety of music; a few classic hits mixed with today’s Top 40 makes for a fun and friendly atmosphere that is comfortable for guests of all ages.” 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, 214 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. In 2016, Freddy’s has been named for the third year in a row as one of the top 10 on Franchise Times magazine’s Fast & Serious list, recognized as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® and included on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list of “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” (both, for the fifth consecutive year). In 2015, Freddy’s was named one of the five fastest growing chains by Nation’s Restaurant News (for the second consecutive year), and, besides the repeat recognitions shown above, was identified as one of eight “Better ‘Better Burger’ offerings” by Bloomberg Businessweek. Freddy’s has also been included in Consumer Reports’® lists of best burgers, cleanest fast-food restaurants and those with the best service (published every three years), named one of Business Insider’s “8 Better Burger Chains Poised to Conquer America,” designated as the Fifth Fastest Growing Chain Restaurant in the United States and Canada by Chain Store Guide, labeled as the Fifth Fastest Growing Burger Concept in the country by Technomic, and selected as a first place winner in many local newspaper readers’ choice categories throughout the U.S. including Best Burger, Best Fries, Best Hot Dog, and Best Dessert. For more information on Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, visit http://www.freddysusa.com.