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  • Chris 3:18 pm on March 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Seasoning Salt Alert 

    Popped into Freddy’s Steakburgers for lunch as I was up in the area perusing the Cedar Park Half Price Books store.  Was disappointed with my visit to Freddy’s.  Previous visits have been fairly reliable–decent fast food burger, decent fries.  Nothing special, but not bad.  Today was different.  The burger was about the same, but the fries were terrible.  They were doused in seasoning salt, which is criminal.  There are very few valid uses for seasoning salt, and french fries are not one of those valid uses.  The Freddy’s fries are so thin that they became salt sticks.  Horribly salty, with that paprika-ey seasoning salt taste.  Just awful.  Could not finish them, which is saying a lot.

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    I think I’m done with Freddy’s after this last visit.

  • Chris 9:01 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Freddy’s Steakburgers in Cedar Park 

    Noticed this place recently so decided to give it a try.  There are only two Austin-area locations, both way up north, and both opened earlier this year. I went to the one near the 1890 Ranch development in Cedar Park.  Looks like a standard fast food box, and is just that for the most part.  Freddy’s attempts to invoke the 50’s diner vibe with predictable decor and music.  There are scratchy black and white photos of “Freddy” in various stages of his life throughout the restaurant.  All of which is kind of funny since they started operations in 2002 according to their website.

    Anyway, all that cosmetic stuff aside, Freddy’s offers up a pretty tasty fast food burger combo, especially for a national chain. They serve paper-thin patties and super-thin fries.  The patties are smashed to a few mil thick on the griddle.  Their regular combo meal (#1) consists of two patties, which equals about one regular burger anywhere else.  I got the #1 combo and it’s a reasonable deal coming in around $6.

    Patties are cooked until kind of crispy on the edges and are cooked to order.  No heat lamps here.  So the burger tastes pretty good.  Fries are super thin and good enough.  No cheese options (only American).  No Coke, Pepsi.  And they seem to be pimping their fresh custard as well (much like Culver’s, another pretty decent fast food burger), but I did not give it a try.

    Oh, they also suffer from the Dry Bun Syndrome, which will be expounded upon in a future post.

    Freddy's Steakburger Combo


    Crispy-Edge Detail

    Crispy-Edge Detail

    Razor-Thin Patties

    Razor-Thin Patties

    Faux 50's Fast Food Box

    Faux 50's Fast Food Box

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