Celebrating the life and legacy of Founder Pres Blake
Hauppauge,NY(June 9, 2021) – Free Fribbles for all.
That’s one way Friendly’s Restaurants, known for the beloved ultra-creamy, extra-thick milkshake, is celebrating the life and legacy of its founder Pres Blake, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 106 years old. Craig Erlich, CEO of Friendly’s Restaurants, made the announcement at a Celebration of Life event for Pres held on May 24th.
“What better way to honor Pres and the 86th birthday of Friendly’s than by giving out free Fribbles, the hallmark dessert of Friendly’s restaurants and Pres’ favorite treat, to our loyal guests,” says Erlich. “Pres and his brother Curtis built the Friendly’s business based on their love of ice cream and the promise of a friendly place for families to gather. As stewards of this beloved brand, their legacy will continue to shape the future of Friendly’s.”
The legendary Fribble dates back to the 1930s. The name Fribble was created by an employee of Friendly’s Ice Cream who won a contest to come up with a new name for the popular milkshake.
Today, the Fribble remains one of the most popular Friendly’s menu items and comes in 18 plus premium flavors.
Later this year and to further honor the Blake family, Friendly’s will also launch an Employee Excellence Award with recognition and incentives given to employees of Friendly’s restaurants that live the Friendly’s mission, vision and values on which Friendly’s was founded.
For more information about Friendly’s Restaurants, visit www.friendlysrestaurants.com.
About Friendly’s Restaurants Co, LLC:
Friendly’s Restaurants Co, LLC is a restaurant company that operates under the iconic brand name “Friendly’s Restaurants,” serving signature sandwiches, burgers and ice cream desserts in 130 friendly, full service restaurants. For over 80 years, Friendly’s Restaurants and their dedicated service teams have delighted generations of guests by offering everyday value on great tasting food and ice cream creations. Friendly’s Restaurants was acquired by Amici Partners Group, LLC, an experienced investor group with a national and international franchisor background specializing in the restaurant industry. For the future, Friendly’s Restaurants has plans for introducing new and innovative food and ice cream offerings, bright new restaurants, and unique ways to reach and satisfy guests. For additional information please visit http://www.friendlys.com
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*Images from the Pres Blake Celebration of Life on May 24th.