The four deals will bring a total of 29 new Freddy’s restaurants to various U.S. states.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has announced the signing of four multi-unit agreements across South California, Central Florida, Texas, and Ohio.
These agreements will bring a total of 29 new restaurants to the states, and were each signed by distinct development groups.
In Central Florida, FCC will be developing seven locations, strengthening Freddy’s newly established presence in the state following last year’s 50-unit signing which covered Florida’s West Coast territory.
DJ Steakburgers will be developing three additional units in Northern Ohio, building on its existing commitments across Central and Southern Ohio.
In Texas, HCI Hospitality has committed to seven locations, joining a number of other Freddy’s operators within the Lone Star state.
And finally, Salim Development Group will be responsible for 12 new locations across Southern California, which the group plans to open over the next 10 years.
“After meeting members of the Freddy’s corporate team and seeing how dedicated they are to bringing great food and service to communities across the country, I knew this would be a great investment for our group,” said Tahir Salim, CEO of Salim Development Group, which includes his sons Ahmad, Vakas, and Zohaib Salim.
“As an experienced franchise owner who has been in the business since 1998, I am confident in what Freddy’s has to offer franchise owners and guests alike, and have no doubt we will experience great success as we break into this new market. We’re excited to be a part of growing Freddy’s presence in a vibrant market like Southern California and introducing the community to the unparalleled Guest experience this brand is known for.”
Last year alone, Freddy’s welcomed six new development groups to its network that committed to over 60 development options, in addition to 11 new development agreements with existing Freddy’s franchisees who committed to additional territory and over 70 new restaurants.
“Coming off the momentum of last year, we’re thrilled to round out a strong first quarter with these multi-unit deals. The areas included in these signings are key markets in our growth plans and we’re excited to be making our mark with dozens of new Freddy’s restaurants across the nation,” said Scott Redler, co-founder and COO of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.
“Our franchise development efforts are stronger than ever, as we are not only continuing to grow with existing franchise groups, but also have made great strides in connecting with new owners who have seen the possibility offered by Freddy’s ownership and are committed to sharing The Freddy’s Way with their communities. We’re thrilled to welcome these new faces into the Freddy’s family and look forward to the renewed energy and ideas they will surely bring to our network.”