We have had Freddy's here (in Missouri) for quite a while. Their stores don't remind me of Culvers at all, more like a cross of 5 Guys and Johnny Rockets. �The burgers have griddle-smashed patties like Steak n Shake, but very delicious.
I believe you – but – the smashed burgers did make me think of steak-n-shake (in fact, I believe their menu calls their burgers steakburgers) but the frozen custard, and the fact that it appears to be a order at the counter joint rather than waited tables,� and the overall look of the place say Culvers to me
…with Vienna hot dogs. That can't be emphasized enough. I wonder if the franchisees knew I lived in the area, and that's why they picked that spot.