Freddy’s to open this month

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is expected to open April 18.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is about to open on Route 202 at Old Wilmington Pike across from Penn Oaks Drive, in Birmingham Township. The projected opening, according to franchisee Vince DiMarco, is April 18.

Birmingham supervisors gave final approval for the plan in September. That plan included tearing down a former gas station at the site, which is near Fawcett Drive.

Vince DiMarco’s brother, Stephen DiMarco, owns Penn Oaks Country Club and the Freddy’s in Broomall. He said during the conditional use hearing, that Freddy’s is a 1950’s throwback style of family restaurant that’s “good for kids.” He compared Freddy’s — a chain that started in the Midwest — to Applebee’s and TGI Fridays, but without the alcohol. It’s also similar to Ruby’s, he said, but Freddy’s isn’t open for breakfast.

Restaurant hours will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A drive-through is planned for the building and that would keep the same hours as the indoor service.

A press release said menu items are cooked to order and include premium steakburgers, Vienna Beef hot dogs and crispy shoestring fries, as well as dessert treats prepared with a choice of chocolate or vanilla frozen custard. Every Freddy’s steakburger starts with lean ground beef pressed thin on a flat grill to create deliciously crispy edges.

 

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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