Friendly's on verge of chapter 11. Am I the only one who doesn't care?
Posted 30 September 2011 - 05:17 PM
I don't ever remember liking Friendly's. The little wooden games they used to have at each table...okay, fine. The crayons? Fine. Were they the first to add candy bars to ice cream? I have no idea. Were they? It's not like it's patentable. Lots of people were doing that. Their food? Eh. It just seems like people have this manufactured love for Friendly's because they could have a burger AND ice cream dessert in one place.
I guess I never thought their ice cream was worth it. There are better places with bigger selections to go for suburban ice cream. Add to that the multiple times (as in I-didn't-learn-my-lesson-the-first-two-times) I found a hair in my ice cream, and you have one unhappy Friendly's camper.
(re: Ch. 11 - Not sure what the brand is worth outside of a few select locations. If this were four years ago, I could see another restaurant chain swooping in and swapping logos to expand their own chain. But what do I know. Just my local bias, but every Friendly's I've seen within 30 miles is in a sub-optimal location with shitty parking and no anchor-type store nearby. In other words, at what point does bankruptcy reorg turn into full blown liquidation?)
"Proceed counterinductively." --Paul Feyerabend
Posted 29 October 2011 - 06:26 AM
If the laws of physics no longer apply in the future, God help you.