Everything’s bigger in Texas, it’s said. Its statewide herd of beef cows is the biggest in the nation, and now one of the fastest-growing burger chains aims to nearly double its store count there.
Freddy’s Steakburgers, which has 63 locations spread across the Lone Star State, has announced plans to add another 57 in Dallas/Fort Worth and several other counties in both East and West Texas.
"Our operating locations in Texas have continued to perform exceptionally well, and we have witnessed firsthand how Freddy's resonates with the local communities across the state," said Freddy’s chief development officer Andrew Thengvall.
Freddy’s—where one can get a Jalapeno Pepper Jack Double Steakburger, Shoestring Fries, and a Chocolate Brownie Delight Sundae—has added 80 new locations to its national development pipeline in 2022 and expects 40 of them to open this year. Its first airport location opened recently in Oklahoma City at Will Rogers Airport.
The Wichita-based company was founded in 2002 by two Kansan brother-Bill and Randy Simon—who named the chain after their father Freddy. Freddy’s Steakburgers has 440 locations nationwide in nearly every region except the Northeast and Oregon and Washington—two states where the chain has franchise opportunities available