Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to debut in the Middle East

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to debut in the Middle East


Fast-casual restaurant concept, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, signed a development and master franchise agreement with Younata Investment Limited to bring its concept to the Middle East, with plans to develop in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman and Qatar. The first restaurant will be located in Dubai and is slated to open this fall.


Younata Investment Limited, headquartered in Dubai, is a family-owned company with over 25 years of regional business experience within the Gulf Cooperation Council and Levant area. The company has a diverse portfolio of businesses and partnerships in the MENA region including real estate, healthcare, food & beverage, software solutions and retail.


Cofounded in 2002 by Scott Redler and Bill, Randy and Freddy Simon, Freddy’s opened its first location in Wichita, Kan., offering a combination of cooked-to-order steak burgers, Chicago dogs, and other savory items along with its signature desserts prepared with premium frozen custard churned fresh throughout the day.

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Today, 285 Freddy’s restaurants serve a total of 31 states across the US from California to Pennsylvania. The growing franchise has received numerous accolades including rankings on Franchise Times’ 2018 Fast & Serious, Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500, Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Consumer Reports’ best burgers, cleanest fast-food restaurants and those with the best service, and several local newspapers throughout the U.S. as reader’s choice for Best Burger, Best Fries, Best Hot Dog and Best Dessert. 

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