Friendly's on Route 1 Has Closed

A regional chain of restaurants and ice cream shops continues to disappear from the Boston-area landscape, with one of its last remaining outlets in the local area closing.

According to an article in the Patch, Friendly's in Saugus has shut down, with a check on the company's website showing that the Route 1 location has been removed. With the closing of the Saugus location, only two outlets now remain inside Route 128--one at Logan Airport and another in Stoneham--while a few others are still open a bit further out, including in Norwood, Peabody, and Weymouth.

The Wilbraham-based Friendly's, which was established in Springfield in 1935, offers a variety of ice cream products including sundaes, fribbles, and floats, while its restaurants serve such items as burgers and seafood dishes. Its website is at

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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