Sunday, September 19, 2010

Freddy and me

Rob and I decided to check out a new restaurant in town. It is called Freddy's Steakburger. I don't really like fast food and I am not a huge burger and fries fan, but this place always has a huge line. The drive through is typically packed, so I thought we should see what we were missing.

We walked in and I heard a guy say. "Wow, this place is better than 5 Guys." That's huge in our book. 5 Guys kind of owns the market as far as we are concerned. It looked like a fun family restaurant. Definitely a step up from Taco Bell for instance. And there was a crowd, as always.

As we were strapping Will in his high chair and getting Bennett settled down, we noticed all of the pictures on the wall. They were pictures from "Freddy's" life. I didn't even know Freddy was a real person. I learned later in life (not saying how late) that Ronald McDonald didn't actually start McDonalds. There wasn't a clown who graduated from clown school and decided to make the whole country fat, ummmm..... I mean happy. So, when I heard about Freddy, I just assumed some man in Ohio named Michael started it to make some money. But then we saw all of these pictures on the wall.

Wow! Freddy was real. And he looked nice. I studied his pictures as Bennett hurled a sippy cup at her brother's head and then I went and waited in line. Then I looked over and guess who was standing RIGHT beside me in line? FREDDY! THE FREDDY! He was just a nice elderly man waiting patiently in line, but I would have known him anywhere. I mean I had stared at his pictures for all of 30 seconds. I am just that good.

I was so excited that I had to have my picture with him.

I mean, come on. How cool is that? He happened to be in town for the big grand opening tomorrow of this particular store. He talked to us for a long time and even told Rob about his days in WWII. I was just glad Bennett didn't hurl a sippy cup at his head. I had only been a fan for about 4 minutes, but now I am a huge fan. How could I not be? Freddy is my new best friend and I will eat his burgers proudly. He even gave me a Freddy buck. He had them in his pocket and gave them out like a sweet grandpa who keeps candy in their pockets for their grandkids. I love him. I really do.

So, if you live in this area, go eat at Freddy's and support my best friend. I even have a "Freddy buck" that I will loan you.


Donnie Manis said...

That is very cool! Makes me wish Freddy would branch out to the southeast. Oh well....there's always Chick-fil-A.

starnes family said...

Darn it. We missed this one! I love Freddy, too. Based on your experience alone. I love taking candy/bucks from strangers.

terrymary said...

We tried Freddy's while you were in Florida but I'm going to have to wait to return when it's not so crowded and loud. Since my 6th ear surgery, loud places make it almost impossible for me to hear. But, hey, if I could become Freddy's new BFF, then of course, I'd reconsider!

The Scott family said...

So fun!! I don't know Ronald McDonald's back story but I think i know what I'm about to Google!