Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers promoted Andrew Thengvall to chief development officer. For the last six years, Thengvall served as the fast-casual chain’s senior vice president of strategic growth and chief legal officer. His promotion was in addition to Freddy’s adding two new people to its development team.
In Thengvall’s new role, he will oversee Mary Coots, director of franchise development, and Todd Phelps, director of franchise real estate. Coots, who joined the Freddy's team in May of 2021, most recently served as senior franchise sales manager at Global Franchise Group. Phelps joined the Freddy's team in June 2021 and his past experience includes real estate director at The Wendy's Company as well as real estate manager positions at RetailCorridor.com, Great Clips, and GolfTEC.
Thengvall's team will be responsible for establishing market prioritization, franchise sales, DMA management, identifying prospective new franchisees, and coaching prospects through the discovery process, per a company release.