Randy Simon was named president and CEO of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a restaurant concept he founded more than 15 years ago with his brother Bill and business partner Scott Redler.
Simon’s background includes partnering with Howard Wilkins to form Maverick Development Co., which became a Pizza Hut franchisee that operated 42 locations. Maverick franchised other businesses, including Panera cafes. In July, Flynn Restaurant Group purchased the Panera cafes from Maverick, where Simon was serving as president and chairman of the board.
“Completing the sale and transfer of our 34 Panera locations this summer has freed me from the responsibilities that I was entrusted with by my Panera partners,” Simon said. “I will now be able to focus singularly on the future of Freddy’s as we move into the next chapter.”
Freddy’s operates 274 restaurants across 30 states.