Friendly’s is an American restaurant chain that is predominantly located along the East Coast of the United States. Today, there are about 250 Friendly’s restaurants. The chain mainly offers diner-inspired cuisines and is commonly known for its multiple ice cream flavors.
Most of its restaurants are located in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Hamphshire, New York, South Carolina, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, and Delaware.
What time does Friendly’s open?
|Monday||11:00 AM – 08:00 PM|
|Tuesday||11:00 AM – 08:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM – 08:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM – 08:00 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM – 08:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 08:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 08:00 PM|
Is Friendly’s open today? Is Friendly’s open tomorrow?
Is Friendly’s open on Sunday? Yes, it is open
Friendly’s closing time
What time does Friendly’s close? Usually, it closes at 08:00 PM
Friendly’s was started by brothers Curtis and Prestley Blake in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1935. This was during the Great Depression. The brothers sold ice cream and double-dip cones for 5 cents each and initially named the shop “Friendly”.
By 1940, they had a second Friendly outlet in West Springfield. They were, however, forced to close the business when the World War II started. They re-opened after the war was over.
By 1951, they had 10 shops operating in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. This grew to 500 restaurants in 1974. New locations included Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast. The brothers opened a food processing and distribution plant in Troy, Ohio the same year.
Friendly was later sold to Hershey Foods Corporation in 1979. It was now operated as a wholly owned subsidiary. In 1988, it was bought by Donald N. Smith and became part of Tennessee Foods. Smith added the “s” in Friendly’s in 1989.
In 1998, the chain of restaurants was bought and converted to Bob Evans. Kim Andereck became the vice president of franchise development. He led the franchise part of the program and thanks to his efforts, up to 50% of Friendly’s locations are currently franchise-owned.
The restaurant was later bought in 2007 by Sun Capital Condos for $337 million. It was changed back to Friendly’s and the first store under the name Friendly’s Express was opened in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
The company announced that it would be closing all 14 locations in Ohio on November 25, 2014. Friendly’s ice cream manufacturing business was sold to Dean Foods for $155 million on June 20, 2016. However, Sun Capital Partners remained the owner of the chain.
Friendly’s Holiday Hours – Open
|January 21||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|February 14||Valentine’s Day|
|February 18||President’s Day|
|March 5||Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday|
|March 17||St. Patrick’s Day|
|April 19||Good Friday|
|April 22||Easter Monday|
|May 5||Cinco de Mayo|
|May 27||Memorial Day|
|July 04||Independence Day|
|September 02||Labor Day|
|June 16||Father’s Day|
|May 12||Mother’s Day|
|October 14||Columbus Day|
|November 11||Veterans Day|
|November 29||Black Friday|
|December 24||Christmas Eve|
|December 26||Day after Christmas|
|December 31||New Year’s Eve|
|January 01||New Year’s Day|
Friendly’s Holiday Hours – Closed
|April 22||Easter Monday|
|November 28||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
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Friendly’s makes more than 25 million gallons of ice cream annually. Ice cream is sold alongside other food offerings prepared for lunch, dinner, desert, and breakfast.
Friendly’s holds a Guinness World Record award for producing the Largest Dessert Party. The company’s dedication to offering Americans the most cherished ice creams has seen it become part of millions of occasions in a span of 80 years.
It has also been popular over the years with some of its slogans. Examples of these include “Deliciously fun”, “Life with extra sprinkles” and “Where ice cream makes the meal”.
Friendly’s has a commitment to serving customers its handcrafted ice cream and delicious food while creating a heart-warming and memorable experience at its restaurants. The chain has been part of several local organizations in America and continues to support the local community through its Acts of Friendly’sness program. It also rewards those that take actions to make the world a much friendlier place through its “Deliciously Celebrated” program.