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Freddy’s Frozen Custard plans to open first restaurant with no dining room in Salina, Kan., in August.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard is building first restaurant with no dining room

Brand plans to open prototype in Salina, Kan., in August with patio, curbside pickup stalls and double drive-thru

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has begun building its first restaurant with no dining room, a double drive-thru and walk-up ordering area, the company said Tuesday.

The Wichita, Kan.-based quick-service burger brand said the new prototype is under construction in Salina, Kan., and is expected to open in late August. It will be offered to franchisees as a build option.

"This prototype is the latest in a variety of available options and will cater to the growing number of our on-the-go guests who are mobile-minded and benefit from the ease and convenience of this prototype's features,” said Chris Dull, CEO of Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, in a statement.

“This new restaurant design option will fit seamlessly with our existing drive-thru and mobile ordering capabilities,” Dull said.

The prototype also offers parking stalls for curbside pickup, a walk-up window and patio seating, all of which saw increased consumer demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This new prototype option is just another example of our constant efforts to continue The Freddy's Way as we expand our offerings to franchise owners and look forward to the many new possibilities and benefits it offers our guests,” said Dull, who was named CEO of the concept in May.

Freddy's, founded in 2002, has more than 400 locations in 32 states. It expects to open in New Jersey in July, making that the 33rd state.

St. Louis, Mo.-based Thompson Street Capital Partners acquired Freddy’s in March.

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