Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The iconic Massachusetts-based restaurant chain, which still has a location in Stoneham, is undergoing a host of changes, MassLive.com reports.
After 100 Friendly's restaurants closed in 2011 after the restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy the stores will have a new look, atmosphere and menus, MassLive.com reports. Stoneham's Friendly's at 611 Main St., which survived the bankruptcy, isn't yet one of the renovated restaurants. So far the restaurant chain has renovated 10 of its 361 restaurants, all in Western Massachusetts and Maine, MassLive.com reports, with a revamped menu, nostalgic retro singage and employees re-interviewed and rehired. The revamped menu also has throwbacks to the Friendly's of yesteryear, according to the report, such as the return of the restaurant's fried chicken dinner and using hard ice cream instead of soft serve for milkshakes. The company aims to …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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With the recent news that Friendly's filed for bankruptcy and will close 30 restaurants in Massachusetts excluding the Stoneham location, according to a report by The Boston Herald, we want to know: Do you eat at the Friendly's in Stoneham? Let us know by taking our poll.
The chain restaurant recently announced plans to shutter 63 of its 487 locations nationwide, according to a report by The Boston Herald. The Stoneham restaurant won't be one of the 30 closing in Massachusetts.
Friday, September 30, 2011
The chain restaurant, which has a location in Stoneham, may file for bankruptcy, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal
Friendly's, which has a location in Stoneham, may file for bankruptcy, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Friendly's has been hit by lingering effects of the recession, which has seen more people refrain from eating out to save money, according to the Wall Street Journal. The chain has also been hit by skyrocketing cost of supplies like butter and corn. The chain operates about 500 locations and employs 10,000 workers. It is based in Wilbraham, Mass.