Last Updated on March 16, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Founded in 1935 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Friendly’s is a restaurant chain with locations on the East Coast of the United States. They offer diner-style cuisine dishes, such as burgers, salads, and entrees, and emphasize its twenty-two ice cream flavors. Many of their locations offer only an ice-cream take-out window plus the table service option.

In the table below you will find the latest Friendly’s menu prices, so you can get an idea about how much you should budget for enjoying one of their drinks and meals.

Food Size Price


B.E.L.T $12.64
Bacon Egg & Cheese SuperMelt $12.64
Belgian Waffle $11.37
Big-Two-Do Breakfast $10.11
Blueberry Muffin-Top Pancakes $12.64
Breakfast Sliders $13.4
Brioche French Toast $11.37
Buttermilk Pancakes $11.37
Chicken & Waffles $10.11
Country Fried Steak & Eggs $12.64
Egg & Cheese SuperMelt $11.37
Garden Vegetable Omelette $13.9
Ham & Cheese Omelette $13.9
Hash & Eggs $13.9
Lumberjack Breakfast $12.64
Meat Lover’s Breakfast Bowl $13.9
Meat Lover’s Omelette $13.9
Philly Steak & Cheese Omelette $13.9
Phllly Steak & Cheese Wrap $13.9
Steel Cut Oatmeal $7.2

Starters, Soups & Salads

Apple Harvest Chicken Salad $13.27
Cheeseburger Sliders $11.37
Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad $10.11
Chicken Quesadilla $12.51
Country Chicken Tenders $12.64
Loaded Waffle Fries $12.64
Mini Mozzarella Sticks $11.75
Munchie Mania $15.17
Onion Rings $9.22
Signature Chicken Entree Salad – Grilled or Crispy $13.27
Soup & Side Salad $8.84
Soups & Chowder(Chicken Noodle) $6.31
Soups & Chowder(New England Clam Chowder) $6.31
Soups & Chowder(Tomato Basil) $6.31
Starter Salad $5.05


Broccoli Mushroom Mac & Cheese $15.17
Buffalo Mac & Cheese $15.17
Cheddar Jack Chicken Dinner $17.07
Clam Strips Platter $16.43
Country Chicken Tenders Six Tender Meal $17.7
Country Chicken Tenders Four Tender Meal $15.17
Fisherman’s Platter $22.76
Garlic Parmesan Mac & Cheese $15.17
Lemon Pepper Fish Dinner $17.07
New England Fish ‘N’ Chips $16.43
Shrimp Platter $17.7
Traditional Turkey Dinner $16.43

Supermelts & Sandwiches

Buffalo Chicken Wrap $10.11
Chicken Wrap – Grilled or Crispy $12.01
Fishamajig Supermelt $12.64
Friendly Frank $7.2
Friendly’s Blt $10.11
Legendary Honey BBQ Chicken SuperMelt $12.64
Philly Steak & Cheese SuperMelt $12.64
Philly Steak & Cheese Wrap $12.64
Reuben Supermelt $12.64
Tuna Roll $9.48
Tuna Salad Supermelt $12.64
Turkey Blt $12.01
Turkey Club Supermelt $12.64
Ultimate Grilled Cheese and Soup $11.37


All American Burger $11.37
Bacon Cheeseburger $13.9
Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Burger $12.64
Cheeseburger – Every Day Value $10.11
Double All-American Cheeseburger $15.17
Double Bacon Cheeseburger $16.43
Double Honey BBQ Burger $16.43
Honey Bbq Burger $13.9
The Original “Set-Up” Burger $12.64
Triple Decker Bacon Cheeseburger $17.7
Veggie Burger $11.37

Kids Meals

Big Scoop Cheese Quesadillas $8.84
Big Scoop Crispy Chicken Wrap $8.84
Big Scoop Friendly’s Chicken Pops 4 $8.84
Big Scoop Mac & Frank $8.84
Big Scoop Mini Cheeseburgers $8.84
Big Scoop Mini Mozzarella Stick $8.84
Kids Belgian Waffle $5.05
Kids English Muffin and Egg Sandwich $5.05
Kids French Toast $5.05
Kids Tie-Dyed Pancakes with m&m’s $5.05
Kids Two Eggs & Toast $5.05
Kids Two Pancakes $5.05
Lil’ Scoop Cheese Quesadilla $7.58
Lil’ Scoop Cheesywich $7.58
Lil’ Scoop Friendly Frank $7.58
Lil’ Scoop Friendly’s Chicken Pops 3 $7.58
Lil’ Scoop Mini Cheeseburgers $7.58
Lil’ Scoop Mini Mozzarella Sticks $7.58


Cold Beverages $3.21
Hot Beverages $1.71
Iced Coffee(French Vanilla) $3.32
Iced Coffee(Hazelnut) $3.32
Iced Coffee(Plain) $2.98
Iced Tea $3.21
Juice $3.09
Lemonade ( $3.21
Lemonade(1/2 & 1/2 Iced Tea Lemonade) $3.21
Lemonade(Strawberry Lemonade) $3.55
Milk(1% Chocolate Milk) $2.63
Milk(1% Milk) $2.06
Minute Maid® Lemonade)

Ice Cream

Caramel Fudge Brownie Sundae $10.11
Double Dish $5.05
Fantastic Floats $6.06
Forbidden Fudge Brownie $7.58
Friend-Z $6.06
Hunka Chunka PB Fudge® Sundae Small $5.43
Hunka Chunka PB Fudge® Sundae Medium $7.58
Hunka Chunka PB Fudge® Sundae Large $8.46
Jim Dandy $8.84
Kids Build Your Own Sundae $5.43
Kids Candy Shop Sundae $5.43
Kids Cone Head™ Sundae $5.43
Kids Hot Fudge Sundae $5.43
Kids Monster Mash Sundae® $5.43
Mint Cookie Crunch Sundae Small $5.43
Mint Cookie Crunch Sundae Medium $7.58
Mint Cookie Crunch Sundae Large $8.46
Nuts Over Caramel® Sundae Small $5.43
Nuts Over Caramel® Sundae Medium $7.58
Nuts Over Caramel® Sundae Large $8.46
Original Fribble® Milk Shake Medium $5.43
Original Fribble® Milk Shake Large $6.69
Peppermint Stick Sundae Large $8.84
Peppermint Stick Sundae Medium $7.58
Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Sundae Large $8.84
Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Sundae Medium $7.58
Reese’s® Pieces Sundae Large $8.84
Reese’s® Pieces Sundae Medium $7.58
Royal Banana Split® $8.59
Single Dish $4.04
Sundae Small $5.43
Sundae Medium $7.58
Sundae Large $8.46
Ultimate Cookies ‘N Cream Sundae Small $5.43
Ultimate Cookies ‘N Cream Sundae Medium $7.58
Ultimate Cookies ‘N Cream Sundae Large $8.46
Waffle Sundae $8.84

Brand history

Friendly’s company was founded in 1935 by the brothers Curtis Blake and S. Prestley Blake. Their first restaurant was located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Actually, it was a small ice cream store called “Friendly”, where you could buy double-dip cones for 5 cents.

After five years, in 1940, they opened a second location in West Springfield and expanded their food menu. Blake’s brothers closed the business during World War II and kept it closed until it ended.

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In 1951, ten Friendly’s locations were operating in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. Due to this expansion in 1960, the headquarters of the company was moved from Springfield to Wilbraham.

In 1974, five hundred Friendly’s restaurants were opened in Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic. The same year they opened a food processing and distribution plant in Troy, Ohio.

The Blake brothers retired in 1979 and sold Friendly’s chain to Hershey Foods Corporation. In 1988, the business was bought by Donald N. Smith and Friendly’s became part of Tennessee Foods.

Friendly Ice Cream Corporation debuted on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1997 under the symbol FRND. They moved to the American Stock Exchange in 2007 with the symbol FRN.

The group of experienced restaurant investors Amici Partners Group, LLC purchased Friendly’s in 2021.

Currently, 119 Friendly’s restaurants are open across the United States in states such as South Carolina, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, Florida, New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Our review

Friendly’s menu includes food items such as super melts & sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, starters, entrees, breakfast classics, kid’s meals, beverages, and, obviously, ice cream.

Friendly's Ice CreamYou should plan on spending $9 to $15 for a breakfast such as Hash & Eggs, Belgian Waffle, Ham & Cheese Omelette, Brioche French Toast, Steel Cut Oatmeal, Blueberry Muffin-Top Pancakes, and others.

The starters, soups, and salads cost anywhere between $6 and $14, and you will be able to choose between Chicken Noodle soup, Starter Salad, Apple Harvest Chicken Salad, Mini Mozzarella Sticks, Country Chicken Tenders, Cheeseburger Sliders, and many more.

Expect to pay more than $10 and less than $18 for a burger. Your options would include the Veggie Burger, All American Burger, Bacon Cheeseburger, and Honey BBQ Burger, to name a few. Also, a sandwich such as Philly Steak & Cheese Wrap, Turkey Club Supermelt, Tuna Roll, or Buffalo Chicken Wrap cost around $11.

The price of ice cream depends on the ordered size and starts at around $5 and goes up to almost $10. Some of the options include Peppermint Stick Sundae, Royal Banana Split, Ultimate Cookies ‘N Cream Sundae, Kids Hot Fudge Sundae, Mint Cookie Crunch Sundae, Nuts Over Caramel Sundae, and Hunka Chunka PB Fudge Sundae.

Usually, Friendly’s offers its clients free refills for coffee, iced tea, and soft drinks after and during meals. Also, the restaurant often runs promotions such as TGI Fridays where clients can get free refills on other drinks such as slushies. Their menu includes a wide variety of gluten-free options.

Friendly’s FAQs

At what time does Friendly’s open?

Most Friendly’s locations open at 07:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. However, it depends on the day of the week and you should visit the company’s official website to see which are the opening hours of the location you are interested in.

At what time does Friendly’s close?

In general, Friendly’s closes at 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and at 11:00 p.m. Friday through Saturday. But again, it depends on the location and the day of the week.

How many Friendly’s locations are there?

At this moment, there are 119 Friendly’s restaurants located across the United States of America.

Who is the original owner of Friendly’s?

Friendly’s was originally founded and owned by the brothers Curtis Blake and S. Prestley Blake.

Who is the CEO of Friendly’s?

Since January 19, 2021, Friendly’s CEO is Craig Erlich.

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