Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers buys Baton Rouge property for its first restaurant in Louisiana

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a Wichita, Kansas-based chain, is a step closer to opening its first restaurant in Baton Rouge following the recent purchase of the former Arby’s at 6464 Siegen Lane for $1.3 million.

Doing business as Siegen Custard Realty LLC, the development group behind the restaurant initially filed a permit with the city-parish in February to renovate the former Arby’s building. Late last week, the same limited liability company finalized the purchase of the building. Siegen Custard Realty bought the building from Brenda Jo Beavers, the trustee for a family trust that had owned the building, according to sales documents.

While the developers now have the building in hand, they don’t appear anxious to discuss details or a timeline for opening the Baton Rouge restaurant, which would also be the first in Louisiana, according to the restaurant’s website. Multiple calls to the developers behind the project, Wichita-based TGC Development Group, were not returned. Calls to a Freddy’s spokeswoman for comment also were not returned.

Freddy’s, which now has more than 150 restaurants nationwide, traces its history back to the 1950s, when Scott Redler and two brothers, Bill and Randy Simon, founded the first restaurant. The restaurant, which is a fast-casual concept, was named after the Simons’ father, Freddy. The company began franchising in 2004 and quickly began growing. It celebrated the opening of its 100th location in October 2013, followed by the 150th location in April of this year.

—Steve Sanoski

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