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Who We Are

Founded in 2002, HCI Hospitality strives to provide a fun and friendly home away from home where our guests feel like family. Based in Manhattan KS, HCI is no stranger to homegrown Midwest hospitality. HCI maintains a diverse portfolio, operating more than 30 fast-casual Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburger restaurants, as well as three award-winning local restaurants in the Manhattan and Junction City, KS area. HCI expanded in 2016 to include Woof's Play and Stay, a regional leader in doggy daycare, grooming, and boarding. Most recently, HCI added Booth Creek Wagyu to its portfolio, providing Wagyu beef locally through its innovative meat market and sampling kitchen as well as nationwide through its e-commerce platform.

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Award-Winning Operations

  • 2013: Freddy's - Lawrence, KS - Mystery Shop Award

  • 2015: Freddy's - Fayetteville, NC - 100 Grand Club

  • 2015: Freddy's - Temple, TX - 100 Grand Club

  • 2015: Freddy's - Killeen, TX - Best Combined Freddy Factor Score

  • 2015: Freddy's - Custard Cats - Year-to-Date Comp Sales Growth

  • 2015: Freddy's - Grand Island, NE - Year-to-Date Comp Sales Growth

  • 2015: Freddy's - Lawrence, KS - Year-to-Date Comp Sales Growth

  • 2016: Freddy's - Temple, TX - Mystery Shop Award

  • 2013-21: Cox Bros. BBQ - Manhattan Mercury “Best BBQ”

  • 2018: Coco Bolos - Manhattan Mercury “Best Dinner”

  • 2019: Powercat Sports Grill - Manhattan Mercury "Best Bar"

  • 2021: Woof's Play & Stay - Manhattan Mercury "Best Pet Groomer/Staycare"

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