Freddy’s Opens New Location Off North Michigan Road
Photographer / Eli Beaverson
Blake Epperson, franchise owner for Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Carmel, says he and his staff have received a warm welcome from the Carmel and Zionsville communities.
“The number of positive responses we’ve received from guests in the area has been very encouraging,” says Epperson, adding that the 146th Street Carmel Freddy’s location opened in 2016, and the North Michigan Road Carmel store opened last year. “Guests have been thrilled we’ve expanded in Carmel, giving residents in the community another convenient location to visit.”
The Freddy’s franchise was founded in 2002 in Wichita, Kansas.
Epperson says Carmel is an ideal location.
“The Michigan Road retail corridor has a steady flow of traffic through the area, and is home to a wide variety of retail businesses and restaurants that makes it a great next stop for Freddy’s,” he says.
Epperson has a rich history with Freddy’s.
“I’ve had an interest and passion for the Freddy’s brand since I started as a team member with the opening of the second Freddy’s location in Wichita as a teenager in 2003,” he says. “My partners Alex King and Alex Kent, and the general manager of the Michigan Road location, Jordan Baumgartner, also share the same story – starting with Freddy’s really young and growing through the ranks, to eventually getting the opportunity to develop plans for a franchise of our own.”
Epperson believes Freddy’s has been successful because it is unique.
“We think Freddy’s differentiates itself in several areas starting with our freshly churned, frozen custard treats, cooked-to-order, 100-percent ground beef steakburgers, and Vienna Beef hot dogs,” he says. “We strive to bring more than just another place to eat in the community, by making an effort to become familiar with our guests and their stories.”
The delicious food has been a big hit locally.
“We have two popular specialty orders, the Freddy’s Original Double and the Signature Turtle Sundae,” Epperson says. “The Signature Turtle Sundae is a fan favorite that combines hot fudge and hot caramel, atop vanilla custard with salted pecans and, of course, whipped cream and a cherry. The Freddy’s Original Double is made with two thinly pressed steakburger patties topped with cheese, mustard, pickle planks and onion slices.”
Epperson says he can’t wait to meet new friends at the new Carmel location.
“We’ve truly enjoyed being a part of the Carmel community, serving fantastic food and custard, and also hosting fundraising nights for local schools and other nonprofit organizations,” he says. “With the opening of a second restaurant, we’re prepared to serve guests in the southwest part of town with the same friendly service and great taste they’ve come to love at our 146th Street location.”
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is located at 9703 North Michigan Road in Carmel. Call 317-982-7512 and visit freddysusa.com for more information. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.