| Maura C. Tobias
Hospitality Restaurants, Inc.
WILBRAHAM, Mass. - February 1, 2006 - Friendly's Restaurants celebrates the grand re-opening of the Northfield, New Jersey restaurant located at 1003 Tilton Road. The restaurant is owned and operated by Hospitality Restaurants, Inc. of Vineland, New Jersey.
The restaurant, which closed on December 1, 2005 for remodeling, re-opened on January 9, 2006. Guests who visit the restaurant will notice some changes - the dining room has been enlarged by 28 seats, the restrooms have been renovated, a five-seat fountain area has been added and the exterior of the building is now brick. The restaurant, which employed 58 before the remodel, has hired an additional 20 employees.
"The people of Northfield and surrounding communities have really supported this restaurant. By enlarging the dining area, large parties who come in after the "big game" or to celebrate a special occasion can sit together and enjoy a meal or some delicious ice cream creations. Also, the fountain area gives the restaurant that "ice cream parlor" look and feel which evokes a sense of nostalgia," said Bob Rone, Owner of Hospitality Restaurants, Inc.
Jim Sullivan, Vice President, Franchising and Real Estate Development, said, "Bob and his team have done a great job and the restaurant looks fantastic. It's exciting, as the appearance of the restaurant has changed, and guests can still expect to receive the great service they have always received here in Northfield."
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation (Amex: FRN) is a vertically integrated restaurant company serving signature sandwiches, entrees and ice cream desserts in a friendly, family environment in more than 515 company and franchised restaurants throughout the Northeast. The company also manufactures ice cream, which is distributed through more than 4,500 supermarkets and other retail locations. With a 70-year operating history, Friendly's enjoys strong brand recognition and is currently revitalizing its restaurants and introducing new products to grow its customer base. Additional information on Friendly Ice Cream Corporation can be found on the Company's website ( www.friendlys.com).
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