A frozen custard chain that got its start on the shores of Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri now aims to bring its treats to customers in Naperville.
Andy's Frozen Custard plans to open its sixth Illinois location later this year in the Naperville Crossings shopping center at 95th Street and Route 59, pending city council approval.
"We've had plenty of success in that area," Charlie Buchanan, Andy's marketing manager, said about suburban stores in Bolingbrook, Evanston, Oak Lawn, Countryside and Burbank. "We're trying to serve as much of the Chicagoland area as we can."
In Naperville, Andy's plans call for an 1,800-square-foot shop with a drive-through and a walk-up service counter but no indoor seating, said Aaron King, lead architect. Designers have chosen a lighter shade of brick than usual to match the aesthetic of Naperville Crossings, but otherwise, the shop will follow the company's prototypical look.
At 3103 W. 95th St., the shop would occupy half of a 2-acre lot, while a future user has not yet been determined for the second lot, according to a memo from Erin Venard of Naperville's planning services team.
The city council could approve plans for the custard shop during its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the municipal center at 400 S. Eagle St.
Assuming the council OKs the new Andy's, the shop expects to hire between 20 and 30 employees to serve what Buchanan calls "spectacular, fantastic" desserts including banana splits, "concrete" blends with candy mixed in, and "jackhammer" concrete mixers infused with an extra topping in the center.
Menu classics will remain the same in Naperville as at the original Andy's that opened in 1986 and 29 others in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
"If nothing else, we're traditional," Buchanan said.
The shop's website also lists an Oswego location as coming soon.