UPDATED — It was just a matter of time.
“It was a very difficult decision that we needed to make,” says Scott Redler, who owned the chain with Bill Simon.
“We’re looking at this as a celebration of 14 great years of business for Timberline . . . and appreciate everyone involved.”
The Timberline near 21st and Tyler was Redler and Simon’s first in the chain, which had seven restaurants in six cities over the years.
There’s one Timberline left.
Salina licensee JRI Investments owns that restaurant and has purchased the concept with plans to open more Timberlines.
“You know, we had an opportunity to sell, and it just seemed to make sense,” Redler says.
Redler says Freddy’s average ticket of about $6.50 makes a lot more sense than Timberline’s $17 average.