Friendly's was founded in 1935 in Springfield, MA, by the two young Blake brothers, Curtis, 18, and Prestly, 20. who sold ice cream cones for 5 cents. In 1940, the brothers opened a second store in West Springfield, Ma, and added hamburgers to the menu. the ice cream shop became a restaurant, a corporation was formed, and now there is a chain of over 500 restaurants employing 16,000 mostly on the east coast of the United States. The chain spans across 16 states, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C.
While I have been to the store in West Springfield, Ma, and a few of the others, the nearest one to me now is at 210 Maine Mall Road, in South Portland, Maine. This location has booths, tables, and a take out window.
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I was not compensated for this review, and we paid for our dinner. The opinions expressed are mine. and mine only.