Kohr's has disappeared from area malls. An attempt in Paoli fizzled. The Manayunk Dairy Bar is gone.
Maybe the opening of Shake Shack is reversing the apparent trend of hard times for custard in the Delaware Valley
Freddy's Steakburger opens its first location in the Northeast today: 2084 Sproul Rd (PA 320) in Broomall, in a former Arby's location. The Inquirer's Mikey Klein says the new operator and his daughter had gone to Kansas to check out the university and stopped in at a Freddy's. Klein says he liked it so much that he got other family members to go out to Kansas to try it and his daughter ending up enrolling at KU. Liked the guy who liked an electric shaver so much he bought the company, he has now opened a location in Broomall.
Freddy's website shows other locations in the East are planned but this appears to be the first to open. http://freddysusa.com/
I just got back from the new Freddy's. Great custard. Really great hamburger - like a Roadfood burger or an old style diner burger, not a fast-food burger. Good staff and the owners seem to following the principle of take care of the people who take care of your customers. I will be back.
post edited by michaelcarraher - 2012/12/15 15:39:50