Comings & Goings: Andy’s Frozen Custard opening in Palos Heights

Written by Bob Bong

Andy’s Frozen Custard will open its newest south suburban location Friday at 12805 S. Harlem Ave. in Palos Heights.

Missouri-based Andy’s Frozen Custard is set to open the doors at 11 a.m. Friday at its Palos Heights location at 12805 S. Harlem Ave.

The Palos Heights location is the chain’s fifth in the south suburbs. The company first moved into the Chicago marketplace in 2011 in Oak Lawn and has since opened south suburban stores in Burbank, Countryside and Orland Park.

The Palos Heights location will offer a drive-through lane as well as walk-up windows.

Andy’s features a wide variety of frozen and unfrozen desserts, including concretes, malts, shakes, floats, sundaes, banana splits, old-fashioned freezes and old-fashioned sodas.

“The South Side works for us,” company President Andy Kuntz said when first announcing plans for the chain to start opening south suburban locations.

Andy’s Frozen Custard started in Osage Beach, Missouri, in 1986 and later expanded throughout Missouri. Andy’s then expanded into Arkansas, Texas, and Illinois.

All south suburban locations are corporate owned.

 Developed by Skilken Gold, the Andy’s Frozen Custard restaurant in Palos Heights is located in the Jewel Osco shopping center. “Andy’s has been a great partner,” said Isaac Gold, Vice President of Real Estate for Skilken Gold.