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Everybody likes ice cream, especially in the summertime when it's very hot. There are many outlets to find various ice creams for your taste, but you will never find such ice cream as Friendly's offers. It's a famous restaurant line with over 130 locations across the East Coast states like Florida, New York, South Carolina, etc. 

History

The story of the famous American ice cream café started in the 1930s from a dream of two young brothers – Curtis and Prestley Blake. The boys wanted to build their own business, so they decided to open the ice cream store. To make a dream come true, the brothers borrowed money from their family. And in 1935, they opened the doors to their first "Friendly Ice Cream" restaurant in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

By the way, why did the Blake brothers choose the title "Friendly" for their cafe? The brothers wanted to create a place where the services would be kind, attentive, and warm. And the word "Friendly" greatly corresponded to this.

Initially, in Friendly's, the customers could taste only ice cream. And after a while, the Blake brothers realized that they needed to find more ways to keep their clients, especially in cold times. That is why they expanded their menu by adding hamburgers. Later Friendly's went further and introduced other dishes that made them one of the famous American restaurants – Fribble milkshake, Big beef burgers, and SuperMelt Sandwiches.

What makes Friendly's unique among the others?

It's the product quality and high-class service. The Friendly's staff truly takes care of the freshness of their food, especially the ice cream. In ice cream production, the company uses only fresh milk –  they work with local farms that provide the Friendly's plant with fresh milk every day. You can find over 20 ice cream flavors at Friendly's, including the most famous Royal Banana Split, Forbidden Chocolate, and Vienna Mocha Chunk. Besides, the American restaurant chain does not change the recipes of their food. For instance, the recipe of specialty hot fudge has never been changed since the launching – the Friendly's cookers have always used fresh milk, cocoa, and sugar for its making. In general, Friendly's menu includes more than 120 dishes – various types of pizzas, milkshakes, waffles, ice cream, and others.

For its clients, all Friendly's locations offer loyalty programs. Two years ago, the company launched the brand new loyalty conception named "The BFF Club." What features does it have? Firstly, all newcomers will receive a 25% discount after registration on the BFF Club app. Besides, the program gives a free medium ice cream during the month when you or your children have a birthday. In addition, the BFF Club allows gaining extra bonuses when buying certain items or visiting the Friendly's location at a particular time. If you want to get more rewards, do not miss the offers, which the company sends every week by e-mail.  If you do not wish to install the Friendly's app on the phone, you can register on the Friendly's website and use all their loyalty benefits.  

 

Typical Hours of Operation

Mo 11:00 - 21:00
Tu 11:00 - 21:00
We 11:00 - 21:00
Th 11:00 - 21:00
Fr 11:00 - 22:00
Sa 11:00 - 22:00
Su 11:00 - 21:00

Locations: 164 locations in 29 states and 153 cities.

Categories

  • Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
  • Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Family Style
  • Sandwich Shops
  • Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch

Amenities

  • has atm

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