Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opened Thursday morning, 30 minutes before planned, according to Freddy’s District Manager Scott Newhouse.
By 10:30 a.m., the line of cars for drive-thru spilled onto Clinic Drive, and the parking spots were nearly filled. Staff handed out paper menus to customers as they waited in their cars.
Inside, Newhouse and a team of trainers worked alongside employees to keep the order and pickup lines — one for frozen custard and one for food — for dine-in customers moving.
“It’s an amazing concept of steakburgers, chicken, fries and frozen custard,” Newhouse said of the menu. “We have a special fry sauce — you can put it on everything.”
Newhouse said Freddy’s of Hopkinsville has 45 employees, and the jobs are a mix of part-time and full-time.
“They’re all local staff, except for the trainers,” he said.
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