Redler and Ingermanson of Freddy's to Headline Entrepreneur Direct

The Fort Hays State University (FHSU) spring Entrepreneur Direct Speaker Series will feature Scott Redler, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder of Freddy's Custard & Steakburgers and Jason Ingermanson, the largest franchisee of Freddy's. The Entrepreneur Direct Presentation will be held on March 3, 10:30 -11:45 a.m. in the FHSU Ballroom, Memorial Union. Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to this free event. Students - don't forget to bring your TigerCard to swipe in!

To ask the presenters questions or talk about the event, tweet #fhsuEDirect. For more information, follow the College of Business and Entrepreneurship on Twitter @FHSU_COBE.

Redler co-founded Freddy's with two brothers, Bill and Randy Simon whose father Freddy Simon, was the inspiration for the restaurant. Ingermanson is not only the largest franchisee of Freddy's, he is the franchisee of the Hays Freddy's and also of the Hays Mokas.

Freddy's savory steakburger is inspired by the 50's style staple and reminiscent of an era focused on quality, cooked-to-order meals that bring families and loved ones together. Freddy's was founded in 2002 in Wichita, Kansas. It now has more than 122 stores across America.

Research has shown that franchises have a much higher success rate than other new businesses and are a special form of entrepreneurship. The FHSU College of Business and Entrepreneurship is pleased to bring the founder of a restaurant franchise company to campus as well as a franchisee who has successfully benefited from this business model.

Entrepreneur Direct is a speaker series that features successful entrepreneurs in an informal setting accessible to students, faculty, and the public. The program is intended to connect students with successful entrepreneurs who have stories and advice to share. A panel asks questions about entrepreneurship and encourage questions and interaction with the audience.

You may watch a video of this great event by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V2nR34cGOI&feature=youtu.be

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