A fast food restaurant that specializes in burgers and hot dogs is closing its doors in Louisville.
Freddy’s opened its first restaurant in Louisville in 2009.
In 2016, it became the first chain to open an outlet in Louisville with an in-store dining room.
“We’re sad to announce that Freddy Shultz’s fast-food franchise in Louisville will close at the end of the month,” said Dave DeWitt, the president of Freddys parent company, The Burger Group.
“While we appreciate the incredible team we’ve built over the last 10 years, our business is not in a position to support this restaurant’s operations in Louisville,” he said.
In its news release, Freddies said the closure is effective immediately.
It said it was closed due to “the unexpected nature of the current economic climate in Louisville.”
In 2017, FreddyShultz’s franchise in New Orleans was the first in the country to open its first location.
The restaurant opened in December of that year and is based in the downtown district.
In January, Freddies parent company said that its new franchise in Orlando was also slated to close at some point in 2019.
The chain opened its newest location in New York City in March 2018.
In 2018, Freddeys parent firm said its franchise in Dallas will close in 2019, with the chain expected to move to a new location in 2019 in Austin, Texas.
The company also announced plans to open a second location in Los Angeles, California, and an additional one in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2020.
Freddies parent firm is expected to close in 2021.