Custard and steakburger chain has sights on Germantown Parkway

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A national fast-food chain that specializes in steakburgers has plans for Memphis.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has its sights on a Germantown Parkway parcel.

“A formal development timeline has not yet been established for the Freddy’s proposed for 825 N. Germantown Parkway,” said Tim Heeren, franchise operator for Freddy’s. “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 and the owner was listed as Paul Hoover, the tenant as Heeren, the engineer as Michael Lukus with CSS and the architect as Winter Architects.

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.

Read more: Memphis Business Journal