Freddy’s Frozen Custard now has 3 stores in Treasure Valley, plans 2 more

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is setting up shop all across the Treasure Valley. The Wichita, Kan.-based based fast-casual chain has opened with three locations in the last year and two more are on the way.

Freddy’s debuted in Caldwell, at 5009 Cleveland Blvd., in late May, after the company opened stores in Meridian (3180 E. Lanark St.), near the corner of Eagle and Franklin roads, and in Nampa (1305 N. Happy Valley Road) next to the Interstate 84 and Garrity Boulevard interchange.

Other restaurants are in the works for Eagle (State Street and Idaho 55) and on Broadway Avenue in Boise.

Freddy’s is known for serving Midwest-inspired frozen custard (swirled with all kinds of sweet treats) and grilled-to-order ground steak burgers. The menu also has patty melts, grilled chicken sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs topped with mustard, chopped tomato, marinated sport peppers, onion, pickle and a dash of celery salt.

The company, with more than 150 locations nationwide, draws inspiration from the original Freddy’s in Wichita, which was opened by Freddy Simon in the 1950s.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers are open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


This is an excerpt from the Food Notes column of the Oct. 23 Scene magazine. Read the full column here.