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Friendly Ice Cream
Friendly Ice Cream
Corporation (AMEX:FRN), best known for the Friendly's restaurant
chain, was founded in 1936 in Springfield, Massachusetts by
two teen-aged brothers, 19 year-old Curtis and 21 year-old
Priestley Blake. Their first shop served double-dip cones
for 4 cents. The brothers opened a second shop five years
later in the city West Springfield, Massachusetts and added
food to the menu. Within a decade, locations opened throughout
western Massachusetts and Connecticut.
In 1978, the Blake brothers
retired and sold Friendly's to the Hershey Foods Corporation
which continued to operate friendly’s as well as wholly
owned subsidiary. In September 1989, friendly’s became
part of The Restaurant Company. Currently, more than 600 Friendly's
restaurants can be found in 18 states along the East Coast
of the United States.
Friendly's is best known for
cream products. They serve a variety of sundaes
also, including some in funny shapes, such as a clown with
cream cone for a hat. They are also served a
variety of milkshakes, including a thick milkshake known as
a friable. In addition to these ice cream products, Friendly
Ice Cream restaurants also offer a ice cream recipes variety of breakfast, lunch,
and dinner items, such as hamburgers, French fries, and sandwiches.
The company also manufactures ice cream for sale in thousands
of supermarkets in 15 states. The company has 17,000 employees,
and John Cutter is the company's current president and CEO.
Since 1934, Friendly's has
been known for delicious ice
cream treats. It had Rich, creamy, indulgent
ice cream in all different flavors, made by very own
ice cream experts. And, while our roots are in ice
cream, we've also become a favorite family place for freshly
prepared breakfasts, our famous Big Beefs™ and delicious
We're proud to be the neighborhood
restaurant that you've come to depend on over the years. While
we have expanded into many communities since the original
Friendly’s was founded in Springfield.