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Friendly's Ice Cream Overview

Wilbraham, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
1953
Company - Private
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
In 1935, the Blake Brothers founded their first ice cream shoppe in Springfield, Massachusetts and named it “Friendly.” And they wanted it to be exactly that. It was all about the friendly service and the handcrafted ice cream.

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Mission: Our Vision is, Making the World Friendly, One Scoop at a Time

Our Mission is, We Create Memories by Bringing Family & Friends Together

Our Value are:

We are Friendly!
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Friendly's Ice Cream – Why Work For Us?


undefinedIn 1935, the Blake Brothers founded their first ice cream shoppe in Springfield, Massachusetts and named it “Friendly.” And they wanted it to be exactly that. It was all about the friendly service and the handcrafted ice cream.

Today, Friendly’s is still a place where family and friends gather to create great memories. And we continue to work hard every day to make those memories even better with warmer welcomes, friendlier service and cleaner restaurants.

You can always find your long-time favorites on the menu! From our made-to-order Friendly’s Big Beef® Burgers to our signature SuperMelt® Sandwiches, your favorites are better than ever with improved flavors and ingredients. We’ve also added more than 20 craveable new choices to our menus. And, of course, every meal is followed by our unbelievable homemade ice cream. You certainly can’t beat that!

For more than 70 years, Friendly’s has been home to fun times and a thousand sweet ways to top off your meal. Come see us, and we’ll make sure you leave happy with a great memory. Because that’s what Friendly’s is all about.

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Join Friendly's Ice Cream, LLC!

Friendly's Ice Cream offers exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth for all.

Additionally, Friendly's Ice Cream offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect and the challenge of contributing to the continued success of our organization.

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Friendly's cares about our communities.

For more than 30 years, Friendly’s has been passionately dedicated to raising money for Easter Seals. Why? Because we care about our friends and neighbors and giving back just makes sense.

Easter Seals serves more than one million children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs every year.

Read Adam and Josh's Story

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To learn more information about our partnership with Easter Seals: Click here

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Health and Wellness (Benefits)

As part of our total compensation package, Friendly’s offers competitive benefits for both financial and personal well-being. Benefits are offered to both hourly and salaried team members based on eligibility requirements and include medical, dental, health savings account, 401k, life and disability plans.

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Vision
At Friendly’s, we’re all about making the world Friendly, one scoop at a time!

Mission
We create great memories by bringing family and friends together.

Our Cultural Values:

Friendliness
Before everything, we are friendly! For our customers, we want Friendly’s to be a place where they know they’ll be treated with dignity and respect each time they visit. Our team is filled with great people who are optimistic, fun and always act with integrity.

A Passion to Serve
When it comes to our guests, we’re just nuts about them! Our number one priority is to provide our guests with a great experience every time, complete with great memories. And of course, Friendly’s is always kid-friendly.

Community Involvement
Friendly’s also takes great pride in dishing up support for the families in our community. Our greatest passion is in supporting family-friendly charities like Easter Seals and the Boys and Girls Club. We owe so much to the communities that have embraced us over the years. Friendly’s also hosts Friendly's FUNraisers for other charitable causes.

Dedication
Finally, we believe that greatness takes hard work. We are disciplined and intent on earning the right to grow. Year after year, we strive to be the best Friendly’s we can be, because we owe it to our guests.

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    I worked at Friendly's Ice Cream part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quick way to earn money cause you can flip tables quickly and it is easy to keep tables happy cause all the meals are simple and there's always ice cream to keep people satisfied!

    Cons

    Sadly it is a dying company. My location closed due to it being sold and it was the saddest day of my life. So I would make sure you have a back up plan

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Friendly's Ice Cream Interviews

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    It went very smooth. I met the division manager we discussed how far I would travel. And we talked about the training program. We discussed the moving up proces. We discussed my knowledge of the products

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Friendly's Ice Cream Awards & Accolades

  • Frozen Food Supplier Of The Year, Bozzuto's, Inc., 2014
  • Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Award - "Kid Friendly", Technomic, 2014

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