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5 myths about Freddy's

March 03, 2021

If you’re a FredHead, you’ve probably heard some myths about “Freddie’s” at one point or another. We have a long and interesting history, as well as famously delicious food that always gets people talking. Here are some of our favorite Freddy’s myths . . . busted.


MYTH: Freddy is not a real person.

FACT: Freddy Simon was the namesake of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, and he was very real! A quick look at the walls of any of our restaurants will reveal a lot about him. The restaurant was founded by two of Freddy’s sons, Bill and Randy Simon, along with their friend, Scott Redler. The three co-founders chose to name their new business “Freddy’s” in honor of Bill and Randy’s father, Freddy, who was a decorated U.S. Army Veteran of WW II and had a distinguished 50 year career in the hospitality industry before helping to start Freddy’s when he was 77. The All-American values that Freddy practiced & embodied were the inspiration and foundation of our brand. Freddy enjoyed the Freddy’s Original Patty Melt and loved to visit with Guests at the restaurants. He lived to be 95 years old and passed away in late 2020.



MYTH: Freddy’s food is not cooked fresh.

FACT: At Freddy’s, our food is always cooked-to-order, so it’s hot and ready for you. 

We don’t start preparing orders until they are placed, so you can rest assured that your food was made just after your order, just for you!


MYTH: Freddy’s is a fast-food restaurant.

FACT: Freddy’s is a fast-casual restaurant, not fast food, but what does that mean? Our fast-casual classification means that our food is cooked-to-order, our Team Members are always friendly, and our focus is on quality, cleanliness and hospitality.


MYTH: Frozen custard is the same as ice cream.

FACT: Frozen custard is thicker, creamier and richer than ice cream. There are several differences between ice cream and frozen custard. For starters, frozen custard has more eggs and a minimum of 10% butter fat. It is churned through a special machine that leaves less room for ice crystals and air bubbles to form. This produces a thicker, creamier texture that has captured the hearts of Freddy’s fans everywhere!


MYTH: Freddy’s Famous Fry Sauce® is just ketchup and mustard mixed together.

FACT:  Freddy’s Famous Fry Sauce is our own unique mixture that has been perfected by Freddy’s Team Members, and does include some ketchup. The sauce was originally designed for our crispy shoestring fries, but Guests love it so much that they enjoy dipping everything from steakburgers to chicken strips!