Friendly's Closes 30 Mass. Stores, Files For Bankruptcy


The western Massachusetts-based restaurant chain Friendly's has filed for bankruptcy, closing 63 stores abruptly overnight.

Nearly half of the closings were in Massachusetts, including restaurants in Dedham, Quincy, Fitchburg and two in Worcester.

Friendly's said it will restructure and hopes to emerge from Chapter 11 stronger. Company officials say rising food prices and the weak economy contributed to its financial problems.

-- Here's a list of the Friendly's locations in Massachusetts that are now closed:

  • Massachusetts Ave. in Acton
  • Pleasant St. in Attleboro
  • Boston Rd. in Billerica
  • Broad St. in Bridgewater
  • Belmont St. in Brockton
  • Austin St. in Charlestown
  • East St. in Chicopee
  • Providence Pike in Dedham
  • John Fitch Plaza in Fitchburg
  • Central St. in Foxboro
  • Federal St in Greenfield
  • Hanover Mall in Hanover
  • Mall at Whitney Field in Leominster
  • Monument Square in Leominster
  • Main St. in Medfield
  • Chestnut St. in Needham
  • Independence Ave. in Quincy
  • Main St. in Southbridge
  • Wilbraham Rd. in Springfield
  • Washington St. in Stoughton
  • Broadway in Taunton
  • Main St. in Ware
  • Cranberry Highway in Wareham
  • West Boylston St. in West Boylston
  • Main St. in West Harwich
  • Westfield St. in West Springfield
  • Turnpike Rd. in Westboro
  • Church St. in Whitinsville
  • Main St. in Worcester
  • Park Ave. in Worcester

This program aired on October 5, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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