WILBRAHAM, MASSACHUSETTS â€šÃ„Ã¬ November 20, 2007 -- Friendly's Restaurants Franchise, Inc., a subsidiary of Friendly Ice Cream Corporation (Friendly's) of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, announced today they have entered into a franchise agreement with I-Scream the Villages, LLC.
John and Tina Anastasia, Owners and David Gibas, operating owner, are based in Ocala, FL. They have an exclusive agreement to develop three Friendly's branded restaurants in Central Florida. The first restaurant will be located in The Villages, Florida and is slated to open in the spring of 2008.
Friendly's James D. Sullivan, vice president, franchising and development, said, "We're pleased to welcome John, Tina and David into the Friendly's franchise family. They have a track record of operational excellence and a great passion for guest satisfaction, which makes them the ideal franchise partner".
Dave Gibas, stated, "We are pleased to be became members of the Friendly's family. It is a great company with strong brand recognition and a rich heritage. We look forward to opening our first restaurant next spring and start serving the people of The Villages and surrounding areas Friendly's great food and ice cream."
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation is a vertically integrated restaurant company serving signature sandwiches, entrees and ice cream desserts in a friendly, family environment in more than 505 company and franchised restaurants throughout the Northeast. The company also manufactures ice cream, which is distributed through more than 4,000 supermarkets and other retail locations. With a 72-year operating history, Friendly's enjoys strong brand recognition and is currently revitalizing its restaurants and introducing new products to grow its customer base. The website is www.friendlys.com.Back to list
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