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Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has announced the addition of multiple new members to its development team, including Andrew Thengvall, who was recently appointed to chief development officer.
Thengvall will oversee other new additions including Mary Coots, director of franchise development, and Todd Phelps, director of franchise real estate.
“Andrew Thengvall’s dedication to advising and strengthening the Freddy’s brand has been stellar and we have the utmost trust in his ability to continue to accelerate our franchise growth in this expanded position,” said Chris Dull, CEO. “We are thrilled that he has taken on this new role and excited to see him lead this skilled and enthusiastic team of experts to capitalize on our opportunities for expansion, as one of the fastest-growing franchises in the country.”
Thengvall joined Freddy’s in 2015 as senior vice president of strategic growth and chief legal officer; a role that he brought more than 10 years of legal experience to.
Mary Coots joined the team in May 2021, and most recently served as senior franchise sales manager at Global Franchise Group. Todd Phelps became part of Freddy’s leadership team in June 2021, coming from a career including real estate director at The Wendy’s Company as well as real estate manager at RetailCorridor, Great Clips, and GolfTEC.
“I’m very excited to welcome Mary and Todd to our team and look forward to the new ideas and expertise they will bring to the brand’s franchise development strategy,” said Andrew Thengvall, chief development officer.
“In the midst of such an exciting period of growth for Freddy’s, their combined wealth of franchise sales and real estate experience will be a valuable asset as we define our growth plans and decisions. I look forward to leading this team as we accelerate Freddy’s momentum and drive the concept’s footprint throughout markets nationwide.”
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