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23 Friendly's locations closed over the weekend


Syracuse, N.Y. -- Friendly’s, the iconic brand that got its start when two brothers opened their first ice cream shop in 1935, closed 23 restaurants, including four in the Syracuse area, over the weekend.

The Wilbraham, Massachusetts, headquartered company said it took the action “with an eye toward ongoing viability and maximizing resource investment.”

The closed locations include 14 restaurants in Upstate New York, three in Massachusetts, three in Connecticut, two in New Hampshire and one in Maine. All are corporate owned.

Following the closures, Friendly’s will have 77 corporate-owned restaurants and 97 franchisee-owned restaurants.

Here is the complete list of restaurants that closed:

New York:

  • Amherst (4350 Maple Road)

  • Binghamton (1148 Front St.)

  • Blasdell (3540 McKinley Parkway)

  • Clay (Great Northern Mall, 4081 Route 31)

  • Dewitt (3275 Erie Blvd E.)

  • Endicott (301 E. Main St.)

  • Greece 3935 Dewey Ave.)

  • Jamestown (10 S. Main St.)

  • Oneonta (377 Main St.)

  • Oswego (192-196 W. Bridge St.)

  • Rochester (3081 W. Ridge Road)

  • Rochester (4 Spencerport Road)

  • Syracuse (3701 James St.)

  • Williamsville (6651 Transit Road)

Connecticut:

  • Danbury (81 Newtown Road)

  • Waterbury (544 Reidville Drive)

  • Southbury (519 Heritage Road)

Maine:

  • Augusta (48 Western Ave.)

Massachusetts:

  • Framingham (27 Temple St.)

  • Holden (1060 Main St.)

New Hampshire:

  • Keene, (162 West St.)

  • Nashua (149 Daniel Webster Highway)

  • Waltham (1111 Lexington St.)


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