NORMAN — Freddy Simon and the founders of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers traveled to Moore, Okla., to present a $52,029.48 check to the Central & Western OK Red Cross on Tuesday.
Guests making purchases at all Freddy’s locations nationwide were encouraged to add a dollar or round up their tab with a direct giving program implemented just a few days after the tornado struck. The program ended June 19.
“We’ve been a part of the Moore community for almost seven years now and we thrive on giving back to our communities,” Franchisee Bob Rasberry said. “When a community we are a part of is in need and we are able to provide some relief, it’s going to get done. Similar to the donation effort after the Joplin, Mo., tornado in May of 2011, Freddy’s sincerely appreciates the continued generosity displayed by loyal guests across the country.”
The Freddy’s in Moore received only minor damage from the devastating EF-5 tornado and the store was able to feed 5,000 first responders and volunteers, free of charge, on May 25.