3 Connecticut Friendly’s restaurants among latest to close


Three Friendly’s restaurants in Connecticut have served their last scoops of ice cream.

On Tuesday, News 8 received a letter sent to franchisees by CEO George Michel regarding the closing of 23 locations across New England and New York.

Three Connecticut restaurants were among those closing immediately. These locations are in Danbury, Southbury and Waterbury.

The letter read, in part:

“…While this was a tough decision, we are confident it will best position the brand for a bright future. Especially difficult is the impact these closures will have on the locations’ wonderful employees, who we are working to support with opportunities in other locations or severance payments and other assistance…”

Friendly’s now has 77 corporate-owned restaurants and 97 franchisee-owned restaurants.

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