West Chester's Steve DiMarco was visiting the University of Kansas with his daughter, Gabriella, when they stopped to eat at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a Midwestern '50s-themer.
DiMarco, who had previous restaurant experience, came away impressed. So impressed that he urged other family members to fly out to see it and sample the made-to-order food. Gabriella ended up going to KU on a golf scholarship.
The DiMarcos are now opening a Freddy's of their own in Broomall, in a former Arby's at 2084 Sproul Rd. (Route 320).
Debut is Tuesday, Dec. 11.