The Maple Grove City Council directed approval of a request for a planned unit development (PUD) development stage plan for Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers during the Monday, April 21 meeting.
A separate story is in this paper regarding statements and thoughts to councilor Leann Sargent’s recent legal issues.
This and other action took place at the meeting.
City Planner Peter Vickerman presented the council with a request to construct a Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers at the southeast corner of Fountains Drive and Fountains Way, located within the Fountains at Arbor Lakes development.
The applicant is proposing to place the 3,347-square-foot restaurant in the middle of the undeveloped portion of the site with a drive-through wrapping around the outside.
Vickerman said back in February the Planning Commission addressed some concerns about the plan including the size and location of the drive-through and the amount of traffic the restaurant would generate.
The applicant, Paul Kangus, stated they want Maple Grove to be the first Freddy’s restaurant in the state. The restaurant does not service breakfast and most of the customers dine in.
Mayor Mark Steffenson asked, “What is the proportion of in-store eating versus drive-through?”
Kangus said 35 percent use the drive-through and 65 percent eat in-store. “Much different than your typical fast food restaurant,” he said. “McDonald’s is typically 80 to 85 percent drive-through.”
The council directed the city attorney to draft a resolution approving an amendment to the PUD concept stage plan and approving the PUD development stage plan of Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, subject to several conditions.
In other action, the council:
SET a special City Council meeting for Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. to continue discussions on the new Police Chief position.
ACCEPTED the resignation of Marie Digatono from the Arbor Committee.