Freddy’s Frozen Custard has long had a place on my national to-eat list – relegated for a long time to bottom with the thought that I would never find such a place. Yet, as I made my way through the state of Kansas I found one such location in the town of Hays. I entered unsure of what I would find. And what I found was shockingly popular for what looked on the outside like any generic fast food spot.
Yet, it was clearly not an average fast food spot. Instead of hamburgers, they served something called steakburgers. These are apparently inspired by classic fast food burgers from the days before giant chains and I opted for a Freddy’s Original Double. This came with pickles, onions, mustard and cheese on a butter-toasted bun and I ordered mine with only the cheese and some ketchup.
The burger looked to be pretty amazing and quite literally overflowed from the bun. It was a strong start and when I bit in I certainly enjoyed what I found. The outer rim of the burger formed a tasty little skirt, while the inside was as good as any other fast food burger.
On top of that, I ordered some of their namesake custard. They had something called a Concrete, which is like a Blizzard, but with custard and a whole lot more toppings to choose from. I went with vanilla custard and Reese’s Pieces and it was fantastic.
In the end, Freddy’s Frozen Custard delivered on its promise of better-than-average fast food with some delicious twists. There are few things that can make a drive across the entirety of Kansas bearable, but Freddy’s does its best to help.