Fast-casual restaurant concept Freddys Near Me announced today it has opened its first international location in the Dubai Mall. The brand’s second international location is slated to open at the Mall of the Emirates in the coming weeks. The restaurants are owned and operated by Tastebuds Group, who can continue to drive Freddy’s growth throughout the Middle East, with plans to open locations in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman and Qatar.
“The education and support that we’ve received from Freddy’s since signing our initial master franchise and development agreement continues to be incredible as well as a true testament to the degree of passion and commitment they dedicate to each venture,” said Yousef Khattar, managing director of Tastebuds Group. “It really has been a pleasure working alongside the team to make sure that all aspects from the warm and friendly concept will likely be received well by our guests in Dubai. We are truly elated to celebrate the opening of Freddy’s first international location, and to be able to bring the taste of Freddy’s authentic steakburgers and frozen custard towards the Middle East for the first time.”
Freddy’s enduring commitment to providing high-quality, premium products and exceptional service continues to be the driving force behind the brand’s consistent growth domestically, and today, internationally. Staying true to the core values, Freddy’s worked to ensure a seamless transition as the concept entered a brand new country by adapting to the regional culture in different aspects including training protocols, hours of operation, menu items offered and portion size, among others. The Dubai locations will serve exactly the same premium Meadowvale frozen custard, Vienna® Beef hot dogs, and USDA beef his or her U.S. counterparts.
“Among the world’s top tourist destinations, Dubai comes with an unparalleled degree of hospitality, complimenting Freddy’s deep dedication to providing our guests with genuine service in a welcoming atmosphere,” said Ben Hesse, Vice President of Training and individuals Development. “Identifying which menu items and procedures to uphold or alter were critical for our long-term success and further growth internationally. The Tastebuds team indicates incredible commitment through their extensive training in Wichita, and we’re thrilled to have the privilege of entering a brand new and exciting market. We look forward to delivering the Freddy’s experience through the Middle East.”
Earlier this coming year, Freddy’s announced its expansion in to the nontraditional space for the first time with the opening of brand new locations at Wichita State University student center and Oklahoma State University football and basketball stadiums. Additionally, in 2018, Freddy’s introduced a reduced restaurant prototype having an updated kitchen design that maintains volume capability to allow new and existing franchisees innovative approaches to expand their portfolio with all the brand. These points of growth for that brand helped lay the cornerstone for international expansion into the Dubai Mall and Mall from the Emirates.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® plans to open a lot more than 40 restaurants nationwide throughout the end of 2019. Franchise opportunities stay in areas over the U.S., including the West Coast, Upper Midwest, Northeast and Florida. For lpbwey information about development opportunities, contact Markus Scholler, Vice President of Franchise Development, at 316-719-7850, or visit www.freddysusa.com/franchising.
Co-founded in 2002 by Scott Redler and Bill, Randy and Freddy Simon, Freddy’s opened its first location in Wichita, Kansas, offering an exclusive mixture of cooked-to-order Is Freddys Open Today seasoned with Freddy’s Famous Steakburger & Fry Seasoning®, Vienna® Beef hot dogs, shoestring fries combined with Freddy’s Famous Fry Sauce® and frozen custard that is freshly churned through the entire day. Today, Freddy’s continues to grow to a lot more than 300 domestic locations that serve 32 states over the nation from California to Pennsylvania, Virginia, down the East Coast states to Florida and 2 international locations in Dubai.