NPR reports that the 75-year old, ice cream shop turned family restaurant filed for Chapter 11 on Wednesday morning. A huge blow to Watermelon Slice, Fribble and Cone Head sundae fans everywhere.
“Oh, that’s so sad. I love Friendly’s,” says Michele Mederios, 46, who still takes her kids for the same “Fribble” milkshakes and clown-face ice cream cones she got as a kid.
“It’s a happy family memory, you know? It’s a shame,” she says. “I’d be sad to see them go. … I don’t know what would take the place of Friendly’s.” (via NPR)