Two national restaurant chains have come to National City.
The 3,000 square-foot franchise restaurant seats 100 guests with additional seating on the patio.
Freddy’s is known for its steakburgers, Vienna Beef hot dogs, shoestring fries and fried pickles. For dessert, chocolate or vanilla frozen custard with more than 30 toppings and mix-ins such as fruit, candy and nuts.
The Kansas-based chain has more than 200 restaurant nationwide. Two other Freddy’s locations are slated for San Marcos’ Nordahl Marketplace, expected to open by the end of the year, and another planned for the 4S Ranch Area.
Dunkin’ Donuts is expected to open sometime this fall at East Plaza Blvd and Interstate 805, said Sonya Modi of Havas Formula, representing the project.
You can already see the sign from the freeway.
“As a locally owned company, we are looking to hire and grow locally,” said Tali Burton, the National City Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “We look forward to our neighbors in National City and other areas in town coming into our restaurants, and to see family and friends working behind the counter.”
Boardwalk Development Inc. signed a lease with the Massachusetts-based chain, which will open its first freestanding Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru in the county.
The first drive-thru is in Ramona but shares space with a Baskin-Robbins.
Burton said the company is committed to opening at least 14 stores in San Diego in the next eight years. Several locations are currently in the works at Naval Air Station North Island, in El Cajon, Point Loma and MCAS Miramar in the next year.
There are currently four Dunkin’ Donuts outlets in the county.