The Hastings Economic Development Corp. announced in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is coming to Hastings.
“Overall, people are excited to have some options — it’s something we heard,” HEDC Executive Director Michael Krings said of the public response to the announcement. “We’re glad they’re coming here and giving us a shot.”
TR Hospitality Group out of Wichita, Kansas, which owns other Freddy’s in the area, is developing the Freddy’s in Hastings.
The restaurant will be part of North Park Commons, at Osborne Drive East and 31st Street, near the Hampton Inn that is currently under construction.
The restaurant also will be in close proximity to My Place Hotel as well as the 84-unit Pioneer Trail Flats apartment complex, Osborne View Estates townhouses and single-family homes planned for the 93-acre North Park Commons development.
“This is a true mixed-use development,” Krings said. “All of the properties over there need to complement each other. Between the apartments and the homes that are going to be there and then the hotels and everything else, it kind of all fits together with what we’re trying to do there and making it a nice part of the community to live in.”
He couldn’t speak to a specific timeline for the restaurant.
“I’d like to think we could be looking at something late fall, maybe first part of next year,” he said. “It depends on how quick they can get going on it.”