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Freddy’s and Panera Bread expand in Overland Park

Updated: 2013-06-21T23:25:48Z

By JOYCE SMITH

The Kansas City Star

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers plans three new area locations in the next few months.

It just signed a contract for a new restaurant at the southwest corner of College Boulevard and King for an early 2014 opening. Panera Bread also plans to open a freestanding restaurant with a drive-thru on the corner in early 2014.

Freddy’s and Panera also are side-by-side in Sedalia and Wichita.

“They are a good complement to us and we are a good complement to them,” said Eric Cole, vice president of operations for Original Bread Inc., the area franchisee for Panera.

In other Freddy’s updates, a restaurant is scheduled to open at 10690 Roe Ave., Overland Park, on Aug. 13, and a location at 194 N.W. Oldham Parkway, Lee’s Summit - on the site of a former Waid’s - is scheduled to open in October.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC.

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