Fast-casual restaurant, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, recently broke ground on a third Columbia metro location. The new site in Irmo is slated to open this spring at 10611 Broad River Road. The retro-style concept has two other area restaurants, one at 457 Killian Road in Columbia, and another at 2879 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia.

“The feedback that we have received from our first two area sites has been extremely positive, so we look forward to bringing Freddy’s closer to guests in the Ballentine/Irmo,” said Brett Rickert, franchise owner. “Our proximity to I-26 makes us a convenient lunch or dinner spot for guests driving to and from Columbia.”

The 3,010 square-foot, freestanding restaurant will seat 96 guests and will have additional seating on the patio. Drive-thru service will also be available. Freddy’s is known for its lean ground beef steakburgers, Vienna Beef hot dogs and shoestring fries, as well as dessert treats prepared with a choice of chocolate or vanilla frozen custard that is churned fresh throughout the day.

“A consistent dining experience will always remain one of our top priorities,” Rickert said. “We know that many of our guests have standard orders, so our team strives to make sure that no matter what part of the city you are in, you can count on your Freddy’s favorites to deliver the same great taste.”

Co-founded in 2002 by Scott Redler and Bill, Randy and Freddy Simon, Freddy’s opened its first location in Wichita, Kansas, offering a unique combination of cooked-to-order steakburgers, Chicago dogs, and other items along with desserts prepared with frozen custard made fresh throughout the day. Today, 292 Freddy’s restaurants serve a total of 31 states across the map from California to Pennsylvania, Virginia and down the east coast states to Florida. For more information on Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, visit