• Friendlys Feb 12

    S. Prestley Blake, Co-Founder of Friendly's, Dead at 106

    S. Prestley Blake, the co-founder of the Friendly’s restaurant chain that he started with his brother Curtis in 1935, has died. He was 106. Blake died Thursday after a short illness at a hospital near his home in Stuart, Florida, his niece, Holly Schroeder said. “He lived a full life, right until the end, I can assure you of that,”…

  • Friendlys Jan 20

    Restaurant Group Buys Friendly's, Plans to Keep all Locations Open

    A group of restaurant investors and operators focused on casual-dining chains has completed its acquisition of Friendly’s Restaurants. The chain, founded in Springfield more than 80 years ago, includes 130 corporate-owned and franchised locations. Amici Partners Group LLC says it plans to keep all locations open, preserve “thousands” of jobs, and bring in new ice cream flavors. A revamp of…

  • Friendlys Nov 2, 2020

    Another Restaurant Chain, Friendly's, Files for Bankruptcy in Pandemic

    Friendly’s, the iconic Massachusetts-based restaurant chain, has reached an agreement to be sold to a Connecticut group after filing for bankruptcy. In a press release, Wilbraham-based FIC Restaurants said it had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and reached an agreement to sell its assets to Amici Partners Group, LLC. FIC Restaurants said “nearly all” of the remaining Friendly’s locations...

  • hyannis Jun 27, 2020

    Last Friendly's on Cape Cod Shuts Its Doors

    It’s the end of an era on Cape Cod: its last Friendly’s restaurant has closed its doors. Per The Cape Cod Times, the decision was made to close the store along Route 132 in Hyannis due in part to the coronavirus pandemic. Two other locations recently closed for good on the Cape, including stores in Falmouth and Sagamore Beach....

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