Friendly’s Closes Over 60 Locations

Friendly's Ice Cream abruptly shut down 63 shops last night, including 30 in Massachusetts and two in Rhode Island.

Employees at the Wakefield and Warwick location got 20 minutes notice.

Friendly's has also filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Sales have been falling for years, but a bad economy sent it over the edge. Restaurant revenues and higher food commodity prices are making it harder for the company to make ends meet.