Dining With Denise Neil

West Wichita's Freddy’s Frozen Custard/Panera running behind schedule

Construction on the new Freddy’s Frozen Custard/Panera combo at the intersection of Maple and Ridge is a tad behind schedule.

But if the weather cooperates, the stores should be open within a month. The updated opening date is now early April. Freddy’s will open first, and a week later, Panera will follow.

The building will contain about 7,500 square feet, with Panera taking 4,250 and some patio space and Freddy's using nearly 3,200 feet with a patio and a drive through window.