Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers plans to open its first Southeast New Mexico location in Hobbs.
The Kansas-based restaurant chain will soon start construction on its Hobbs location on Joe Harvey Boulevard.
“We are hoping to start construction this summer in Hobbs,” said Paul Hoover, Freddy’s local area franchise owner. “(We’re) working to have a formal development timeline that we can share at that time.”
Freddy’s has New Mexico locations in Albuquerque, Española, Farmington and Gallup. Hoover said Hobbs is a great location for Freddy’s because of the city’s family-friendly environment.
“We look for areas nearby schools and around neighborhoods where we can easily get involved in the community,” he said. “The family-friendly atmosphere Hobbs boosts, as well as the close proximity to many different shopping venues, makes the area a great next stop for our restaurant.”
Within walking distance of the proposed site, between Buffalo Wild Wings and the Tornado car wash, is Stone Elementary School to the north.
Freddy’s offers hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hotdogs and frozen custard, including sundaes, concretes and cones.
Freddy’s was co-founded in 2002 by Bill and Randy Simon, two brothers, and their friend Scott Redler. The three men named the restaurant after Bill and Randy’s father, Freddy, a World War II veteran.
No additional information on the size of the building or how many employees will be needed was given.
The area along Joe Harvey Boulevard continues to fill with new restaurants. Just across the street from where Freddy’s is planned to be built, the Cotton Patch Cafe is in full construction and is set to open June 27. This is the Texas-based restaurant’s second New Mexico location.
Hobbs’ Cotton Patch will be 4,385-square feet and will seat up to 156 people. The new restaurant will bring more than 60 new jobs in Hobbs.
Cotton Patch offers chicken fried steak, chicken tenders, fried catfish, steaks, salads and desserts.