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Re: Freddy's? 2016/09/04 13:38:26 (permalink)
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I would try Freddys in a heartbeat-I am not a fan of Culvers at all-

When it comes to burgers I agree - Culvers just doesn't do it for me, although if I'm wanting a FF fish sandwich they're my first choice.
 
It kinda looks like Freddy's doesn't want to tread on Culver's home turf...
https://freddysusa.com/locations/
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Re: Freddy's? 2016/09/04 13:54:51 (permalink)
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ann peeples
I would try Freddys in a heartbeat-I am not a fan of Culvers at all-

When it comes to burgers I agree - Culvers just doesn't do it for me, although if I'm wanting a FF fish sandwich they're my first choice.
 
It kinda looks like Freddy's doesn't want to tread on Culver's home turf...
https://freddysusa.com/locations/




I actually do like Culver's burgers. I usually try to get to one if I'm in the Midwest and the opportunity arises. It's been a little while. I'm not sure that I like the burgers themselves quite as much as Freddy's, Shake Shack's or Steak 'n Shake. But I'm not sure I don't either. It's not fresh enough in my memory. Still, the entire Culver's package, with the great custard and cheese curds, is impressive to me. I wish we had one in my area. Same with Steak 'n Shake. Although the latter has started to pop up with a limited menu at select PA Turnpike rest stops.
 
I think Shake Shack probably has the best tasting beef of the lot. But the flat style with the nice char of the other ones adds a lot for me; especially in the case of Freddy's.
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Re: Freddy's? 2016/09/04 20:47:22 (permalink)
Only 25.6 miles from home.  Getting closer!
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Re: Freddy's? 2016/10/15 13:24:22 (permalink)
Have gone from one to six in the Cincinnati area in about a year.
 
I was wondering why Culver's stopped at three locations in this area...looks like Freddy's is filling the void.
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Re: Freddy's? 2016/10/15 19:16:33 (permalink)
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But I could go for another one of those char grilled salami sandwiches from Poochie's.


Oh yeah. Loved that sandwich.
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Re: Freddy's? 2016/10/15 19:34:16 (permalink)
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But I could go for another one of those char grilled salami sandwiches from Poochie's.


Oh yeah. Loved that sandwich.

If Rogo is around don't get mustard on your sandwich if you plan on sharing. On the other hand, if you don't want to share with him get the mustard.
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Re: Freddy's? 2016/10/17 08:32:38 (permalink)
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Have gone from one to six in the Cincinnati area in about a year.
 
I was wondering why Culver's stopped at three locations in this area...looks like Freddy's is filling the void.




Presently, Freddy's and Culver's are 'tied' with four locations each here in the Metroplex.
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Re: Freddy's? 2016/10/17 10:33:53 (permalink)
Roz and I visit the Freddy's in Johnson City, TN.  I like their burgers and fries and milk shakes.  Good hot dogs also.
 
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Re: Freddy's? 2016/10/17 10:53:54 (permalink)
but.....if you are in Johnson City, how can one skip Ridgewood? :-)
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Re: Freddy's? 2016/10/17 11:55:32 (permalink)
Hey, Johnson City Tn is about an hour from Burnsville NC, a gorgeous little mountain town(think Mayberry)....and Burnsville has Lil" Smoky's. Great dogs and such. Highly recommended.
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Re: Freddy's? 2016/10/17 17:16:37 (permalink)
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but.....if you are in Johnson City, how can one skip Ridgewood? :-)


I live in Knoxville but I have a townhome in Johnson City.  I have been to Ridgewood several times.  Ridgewood is famous but it is not my favorite BBQ.  It is sliced ham with sauce poured over it.  You can order sans sauce but to me does not have the same taste that I enjoy with fatty pork.  We all have different taste with BBQ and Ridgewood is always packed.
 
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Re: Freddy's? 2016/11/11 13:56:22 (permalink)
Now you're making me hungry. They have one by me ,over in Live Oak at the far end of the Forum, so kind of forget about it. Haven't had the custard or the dogs, but the burgers aren't bad.
Now you  made me want to go there  for dinner after I get my check from TJMAXX tonight.
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/13 19:40:22 (permalink)
As I headed north on I-55 today I spotted the Freddy's logo on the blue "Food - Next Exit" sign for Clear Lake Avenue in Springfield, IL.  Maybe I'll check it out sometime.
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/13 20:25:12 (permalink)
I won't discourage you from eating at Freddy's, mainly because I value your opinion and want to see what you think of the place.  However, if you're looking for a truly outstanding Smashdown Griddle Burger in Springfield, check out Fulgenzi's Pizza & Pasta.  Yeah, I know, it sounds like an unlikely place to find a good Burger, but they absolutely deliver the goods.
 
We visited as part of a mini roadtrip a few years back.  Fulgenzi's is a slightly upscale fast food Italian joint (pay close attention to the order of those words, they tell you everything you need to know).  The kind of place where you place your order at the front counter, then a server brings your food to the table.  We never even tried the Italian side of the menu.  We'd read about the stellar Burgers on another site, possibly LTHForum.com, possibly written up by DaBeef (aka KingT here on Roadfood.com) and knew to go straight for the good stuff.
 
A Double CheeseBurger with everything didn't disappoint.  IIRC, we skipped the standard issue Sysco French Fries.  They might be serving fresh hand cut potatoes these days, so it might behoove you to ask.
 
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/14 01:19:13 (permalink)
IMHO, the food sucks but the custard is pretty good but pricy
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/14 20:03:39 (permalink)
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I won't discourage you from eating at Freddy's, mainly because I value your opinion and want to see what you think of the place.

I noticed you didn't offer to bankroll my visit.
 
I'll be passing by Springfield 3 times over the next 2 weeks so I'll see about possibly stopping at Freddy's and Fulgenzi's.  I think I can convince next week's traveling companions to give them a try.
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/14 20:21:40 (permalink)
You know what's fun for me? This thread coming back to life reminded me we still haven't gone there even though it's right around the corner from my niece's house. I'll have to see what I can do about that in the next couple of weeks, maybe.
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/15 02:19:26 (permalink)
A common issue, I think.  There were no Steak N Shake restaurants anywhere near the Chicago area, so they used to be a semi regular stop for us on roadtrips.  I haven't set foot in one ever since they opened a location two minutes from my house.
 
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/15 16:31:40 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2017/04/16 14:11:36
I don't know anything about Freddy's, but I can't understand why anyone would ever go to a Steak 'n Shake a second time.
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/15 17:09:04 (permalink)
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I don't know anything about Freddy's, but I can't understand why anyone would ever go to a Steak 'n Shake a second time.


Well, the Patty Melt is decent, but it's their shakes that really shine. Good size, good price and good ice cream. Haven't been myself in a few years, but if I wanted a shake and Graeter's was closed....
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/15 17:28:17 (permalink)
Michael Hoffman
I don't know anything about Freddy's, but I can't understand why anyone would ever go to a Steak 'n Shake a second time.


You need dinner at 2am. Your options are: Steak n' Shake and McDonald's. I go fairly regularly.
 
Also, RBM is spot on. Their shakes are fantastic.
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/15 18:51:11 (permalink)
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I don't know anything about Freddy's, but I can't understand why anyone would ever go to a Steak 'n Shake a second time.


Hard to believe, but there are people in this world who think the same thing about Waffle House and White Castle.  Philistines.  Honestly.
 
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/15 19:48:51 (permalink)
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I don't know anything about Freddy's, but I can't understand why anyone would ever go to a Steak 'n Shake a second time.


Hard to believe, but there are people in this world who think the same thing about Waffle House and White Castle.  Philistines.  Honestly.
 
Buddy


When they opened a Steak 'n Shake here back around 2005 I took my grandson there for a meal. See, there used to be Steak And Shakes in Houston back in the '50s and I assumed it was the same. It's not. The burgers were these flat crispy things that were dry as bones and had less flavor. The fries were equally delicious. Even the coffee was bad. My grandson did like his milk shake.
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/15 22:16:30 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Sundancer7 2017/04/16 08:08:44
There's a science and a secret for smashing and searing the ultimate paper thin burger without drying it out. One of the few places practicing this system is Red Hot Ranch in Chicago on Ashland Avenue. I teach this method to all of our students attending Hot Dog University that plan to open a restaurant(stand). Part of the course is a field trip to the Red Hot Ranch to observe their lunch being prepared on a flat griddle. Here's everything you've always wanted to know about creating the ultimate smashed burger: www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/03/ultra-smashed-cheeseburger-recipe-food-lab.html
Any questions?
Enjoy,
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/16 14:10:35 (permalink)
A chain.
 
Not a good one.
 
Culver's burgers are light-years better.
 
Who hijacked ScreamingChicken's account?
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/16 15:06:30 (permalink)
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A chain.
 
Not a good one.
 
Culver's burgers are light-years better.
 
Who hijacked ScreamingChicken's account?


Ohdeargod. Given a choice between a piece of meat I stole from a stray dog and a Culver's burger, I'd be hard-pressed to decide. My mother loves them, but lucky for me she isn't supposed to eat fast food any more so I rarely have to choke one down.
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/16 15:40:59 (permalink)
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A chain.
 
Not a good one.
 
Culver's burgers are light-years better.
 
Who hijacked ScreamingChicken's account?


Ohdeargod. Given a choice between a piece of meat I stole from a stray dog and a Culver's burger, I'd be hard-pressed to decide. My mother loves them, but lucky for me she isn't supposed to eat fast food any more so I rarely have to choke one down.


Understood.
 
Now just where does that put a Freddy's burger? Oh, I know. Slightly worse than that piece of meat after processing through the stray dog.
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/16 17:14:52 (permalink)
The company owned (Culver's) here in town is decent. Burgers are under seasoned...or not seasoned at all. We go maybe once a year.
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/16 17:18:11 (permalink)
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The company owned (Culver's) here in town is decent. Burgers are under seasoned...or not seasoned at all. We go maybe once a year.


I found exactly the opposite. After eating 5-Guys & In-n-Out tasteless burgers while in AZ, I was blown away with the flavor on a burger at Culver's in WI. They salted it.
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Re: Freddy's? 2017/04/16 19:38:12 (permalink)
Our Culvers here is pretty good. The food looks like the picture.
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