From Our Editors
Since the first Friendly's opened in 1935, staff members have been serving up hand-crafted ice cream in scoops, cones, and sundaes alongside juicy Big Beef Burgers crowned with crisp lettuce and tomatoes. Now with locations spanning the United States, Friendly's has come a long way from its first modest shop in Massachusetts, which sold double-dip cones for 5 cents. Today, servers scoop ice cream in classic flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry and dish out new twists on the favorites, including soft-packed Fribble shakes and Friend-z ice-cream desserts whipped with toppings such as Oreos, Butterfingers, and Reese's peanut-butter cups.
Behind the grills, cooks build creations such as Friendly's signature honey BBQ SuperMelt with golden-fried chicken tenders glazed in a honey BBQ sauce with melted cheddar cheese, crisp bacon, and ranch dressing on a butter-toasted sourdough loaf.