Freddy’s to replace Burger King in Edwardsville

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Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is opening a restaurant in Edwardsville, its third location in the metro-east.

The Kansas-based fast-food chain plans to renovate the Burger King space in front of Schnucks, along Illinois 159. Burger King closed May 30.

“We have filed paperwork with the city to bring Freddy’s to Edwardsville,” said Nicole Gibbs, director of public relations. “We have not completed any construction contracts or anything like that. We’re still in the planning and permitting stage.”

Freddy’s specializes in steakburgers on butter-toasted buns. Its restaurants also serve hotdogs, chicken tenders, chili, crispy shoestring fries, soft-serve cones, sundaes and concretes.

“They’re great people,” said Walter Williams, Edwardsville economic development director. “They’re going to be a great addition to our community. They get involved in the community.”

Read more: Belleville News-Democrat