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Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers eyes Mid-South for new location

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Mid-Southerners may soon be able to experience the steakburgers and delights of a national fast-food chain.

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is setting its sights on Memphis.

The food chain is looking at a parcel on Germantown Parkway for its location.

"A formal development timeline has not yet been established for the Freddy's proposed for 825 N. Germantown Parkway," Tim Heeren, franchise operator for Freddy's, said. "But we're currently working through permitting and hope to make our Memphis debut next year. Our purposed plans include demolition of the current building."

A building permit for the project was submitted Sept. 30 for "construction of new Freddy's restaurant" at the North Germantown Parkway address. The permit was valued at $200,000.

The franchise has locations in 30 states. When the doors open in Memphis, it will be the third location in Tennessee and the first in West Tennessee.

This Wichita, Kansas-based restaurant chain was founded in 2002 by brothers Bill and Randy Simon and business partner Scott Redler. The company is named after Bill and Randy's father, Freddy Simon.

Once opened, Heeren said they hope to hire about 85 people to staff the Memphis location.

"Freddy's is a family-friendly restaurant concept and the residential areas that surround 825 N. Germantown Parkway make the neighborhood a great fit for Freddy's," Heeren said.

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