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Freddy’s, a fast-casual chain eatery, opens in Durango

Hot dogs and sandwiches range from $6 to $14
Cars lined up Wednesday at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, which opened this week in south Durango between Walmart and The Home Depot. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)

Hungry Durangoans have a new burger spot to check out: Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers located in south Durango.

The American fast-casual chain opened Tuesday at 1250 Escalante Drive near Walmart, bringing an assortment of cooked-to-order steakburgers, hot dogs, shoestring fries and frozen custard desserts.

“Our restaurant atmosphere hints at retro, reminiscent of the late 1940s and early 1950s,” said David Giesen, franchise owner, in a news release. “Values of unity and quality family time from that postwar era are the foundation of our concept, but we mix in modern day conveniences like digital menu boards to create a dining experience that’s timeless and comfortable for guests of all ages.”

The 2,500-square-foot restaurant seats 78 people and comes with patio seating and drive-thru service. Hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

DoorDash delivery and mobile ordering through the Freddy’s smartphone application are also available, although a quick check Wednesday morning showed the services hadn’t yet added the new restaurant location.

“First-time guests often ask, ‘What makes a Freddy’s steakburger special?’” Giesen said.

The burgers, made with lean 100% ground beef, are cooked to order and seared on a flat-top grill.

“We regularly recommend the Original Double, which comes standard with two patties, two slices of cheese, mustard, onion slices and pickle planks,” he said.

Kids meal prices typically average $6, while combos, hot dogs and sandwiches range from $6 to $14. Anyone looking for a sweet treat can find frozen custard scoops and shakes for about $5 to $8, according to prices on UberEats.

“We hope our delicious menu offerings, and dedication to genuine hospitality and fast, friendly service will resonate with guests in the area,” Giesen said.

smullane@durangoherald.com

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