Friendly’s has been a favorite restaurant chain of the US East Coast states for quite some time. Ever since the first restaurant opened back in 1935 in Springfield, Massachusetts, really. Not even the company’s bankruptcy back in November 2011 could stop it for long, especially not after Amici Partners Group bought them and all 130 restaurants at the time out just ten years later in January 2021. Unfortunately, the restaurant never really expanded past the US East Coast for some reason. That is, until now.

Friendly’s Goes West

The Los Angeles branch of Eater has just announced that Friendly’s is heading to the US West Coast for the first time in its 88-year history. Where exactly, you might ask? Well apparently: right in Los Angeles County, California. Specifically: at a series of “Fribbles + French Fry” parties in their future West Hollywood location.

While we all know what a French Fry is (hopefully), but what about a Fribble? Well, according to both Eater and Friendly’s official website: a Fribble is basically the chain’s signature milkshake. It’s not quite your normal garden-variety milkshake though. Apparently, Fribbles are made with ice milk, which is like ice cream, but it’s made with less milk fat than normal ice cream. The end result is supposed to be an ice cream that’s creamier than normal. Admittedly, I’ve never tried ice milk myself. However, I am eager and curious if this is actually the case. Perhaps you might be too?

Fortunately, we won’t have long to wait before we can try out a Friendly’s Fribble. According to the invite list, the “Fribbles + French Fry” parties will take place on April 21-22, 2023, and then on April 28-29, 2023. In particular, the April 21 party is the launch party of the West Hollywood location, and you can only get in by invitation. Fortunately, you can apply for said invitation here. All you have to do is text Chain at 323-310-4642, then enter the code for which date you want once you get it, and you’re in. If the thought of Fribbles with French fries makes you drool, then this might be the party for you.

Source: Eater