Freddy‚Äôs Frozen Custard & Steakburgers reopens Joplin store
JOPLIN, Mo - In 2011, executives with Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers said with certainty that their restaurant in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., would reopen.
The new location opened Sunday and is about a mile south of the former site, which was one of dozens of businesses — including some with ties to Wichita — affected by an F5 tornado in 2011.
Two years in the making, Freddy’s representatives say they are glad to be reopen in Joplin and again be a fixture in the community.
Though the restaurant took two years to rebuild, Freddy’s never really left Joplin as the company helped raise money for disaster relief.
Freddy Simon and the company’s founders raised more than $17,000 for the Greater Ozarks America Red Cross for disaster relief. The money, which was given to the Ozarks Red Cross organization in July 2011, came from a fundraiser at 48 Freddy’s locations in eight states where customers were given the option to contribute to the recovery effort in Joplin.
The Joplin Freddy’s is among 83 franchise units that serve parts of 16 states. Freddy’s has six corporate stores in the Wichita area.