Bradenton to be home to first Florida Freddy’s
April 12, 2013 by James
The Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers line of restaurants recently announced that it will be opening its first location in Florida – namely in the shopping center at Creekwood Crossing, just west of Interstate 75 in Bradenton.
The owner, Cash Shelton, is familiar with fast food and the Sarasota/Bradenton area to which his father, Jack, brought the family in 1994 from Wichita, quickly getting involved with the Sarasota Polo Club. Cash worked for his father as a waiter at Pizza Hut in Wichita and experienced his first Freddy’s in Oklahoma. Cash decided to move to Bradenton when the opportunity arose to open up a new Freddy’s restaurant in a location in which he knew he could enjoy living all year round.
The new restaurant will be located in the Arby’s that was at Creekwood Crossing and will be completely renovated with patio seating and updated drive-thru service. Shelton plans to hire 75 people at the restaurant.
In order to stand above its competition, Shelton says that the restaurant’s grade of beef is higher and the signature double steakburger with onion, mustard, and pickles is a popular attraction. In addition, although the custard is dipped by hand, it has the consistency of soft serve. It is made fresh every day throughout the day and goes directly out of the machine into five-gallon buckets. The custard can be purchased in single serving creations or by the pint or quart.