New Freddy's proposed near border of Fairfield and Forest Park
FAIRFIELD – Butler County’s second Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers restaurant is one of four new southwest Ohio locations planned to open over the next 18 months.
A 2,600-square-foot eatery with a single-lane drive-through is proposed for a 1-acre site at the northeast corner of the Meijer parking lot, adjacent to Kolb Drive near the Forest Park border.
“We’re ecstatic about this site,” said Dominic Gatta, chief operating officer and executive vice president of construction and development with the franchise group.
Freddy’s has one location in West Chester and six others in Hamilton and Clermont counties. Others are in the planning stages for Loveland, Florence Kentucky, and Beaver Creek in the Dayton area.
The $2.5 million project is part of the Meijer development fronting South Gilmore Road, near the Forest Park border. A public hearing on the plan is set for 7 p.m., March 28.
Gatta said the Fairfield location would have a patio with 24 seats and approximately 50-60 full- and part-time employees. Construction is expected to begin this summer with the restaurant opening by the end of the year, pending city approval.
The eatery offers made-to-order burgers, fries, and its trademark custard, with new batches made throughout the day. Other offerings include Patty melt, Vienna beef hot dogs, chili dog, Chicago dog and chili cheese dogs.
Once opened, Gatta said the residents should expect the company to get involved in the community. Partnering with the schools, there will be a Super Reader program, fundraising events for organizations, and special discount nights, including discounts for members of the military.
“We try to get involved in the community as much as possible and in the schools,” Gatta said.
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