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It’s Freddy’s birthday, and he’s celebrating with a sweet custard sale

Freddy’s Frozen Custard namesake Freddy Simon, center, is turning 92 next week. But his celebratory custard is on sale now.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard namesake Freddy Simon, center, is turning 92 next week. But his celebratory custard is on sale now. The Wichita Eagle

Wichita’s favorite Freddy is turning 92, and the restaurant named for him is celebrating with discounted custard for all.

Freddy Simon, father of Freddy’s co-founders Randy Simon and the late Bill Simon, will have his birthday on Feb. 24, and in honor of him, all Freddy’s Frozen Custard locations will sell 92-cent single scoops of frozen custard today through Feb. 26. Visitors can order either vanilla or chocolate either in a cake cone or in a dish.

The chain is also encouraging people to wish Freddy a happy birthday on social media using the hashtag #HappyBDayFreddy. If they also tag @FreddyUSA, their wish could be featured on Freddy’s official social media accounts. In many stores, a life-sized cutout of Freddy is waiting to pose in the pictures.

Simon, a World War II veteran, was featured on Veteran’s Day as the Person of the Week on ABC World News Tonight. He still frequently makes appearances in local Freddy’s stores.

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