More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.

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    More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.


    Look for the unemployment line to get a bit longer. With 29 stores closing in Massachusetts, and figure a minimum of 7 employees per store for a total of 203. Toss in management for group stores and bring that up to, 210 give or take.

    Now add in the effect it has on businesses that relied on Friendly's as their client/customer. This could include paper companies, food suppliers, banks, trash haulers, towns (permit fees, taxes) ...the list goes on. I think you get the point.

    Things are not getting better, fools believe we are just fine and things are better than when Bush was in charge. This is just not the truth. Fools will vote Obama back into office, or another candidate that thinks the status quo is the way to go. When thinking about the next POTUS, think more on who will be the financial advisers on staff. This becomes more important than the puppet in charge. Quite honestly, all the candidates are nothing more than puppets. I want to know who is pulling their strings.

    MA closings:

    Massachusetts Ave., Acton

    Pleasant St., Attleboro

    Boston Rd., Billerica

    Broad St., Bridgewater

    Belmont St., Brockton

    Austin St., Charlestown

    East St., Chicopee

    Providence Pike, Dedham

    John Fitch Plaza, Fitchburg

    Central St., Foxboro

    Federal St., Greenfield

    Hanover Mall, Hanover

    Mall at Whitney Field, Leominster

    Monument Square, Leominster

    Main St., Medfield

    Chestnut St., Needham

    Independence Ave., Quincy

    Main St., Southbridge

    Wilbraham Rd., Springfield

    Washington St., Stoughton

    Broadway, Taunton

    Main St., Ware

    Cranberry Highway, Wareham

    West Boylston St., West Boylston

    Main St., West Harwich

    Westfield St., West Springfield

    Turnpike Rd., Westboro

    Church St., Whitinsville

    Main St., Worcester

    Park Ave., Worcester

     
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    Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.

    Overpriced.. lousy service.. dirty.. kinda like the democratic party these days.
     
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    This is one you can't Blame on the Government.  Even as a kid I never liked their fries.  There is a niche for Friendly's but its not profitable.  Friendly's works well for young families and blue heads from 4-6 PM for dinner, as I know first hand by going there with grandkids.

    But the food is bland, the place is dated and not in a cool way.  They failed to adapt and hold there market share, just like Brigham who had the best Raspberry Limerickies.


     
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    ...Government is not fully blamed, but do have a hand in this when you look at the big picture.

    The food is bland and they do cater to certain folks, but if a cheap food place can't stay above water in a bad economy doesn't that speak volumes?
     
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    Watermelon coolers.....
     
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    Friendly's bites anyhow.
     
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    In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.:
    [QUOTE]Friendly's bites anyhow.
    Posted by EmersonCat[/QUOTE]


    ....the only reason you think that is because they don't serve liquid lunches. Your wife must find you a joy to be around.
     
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    Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.

    Never cared for them.  Applied for a job with them when I was a teenager and got rejected for no good reason.   Lousy food, there are a lot of fast food options out there now,  they didn't keep up.      There is a niche for Friendly's but its not profitable.  Friendly's works well for young families and blue heads from 4-6 PM for dinner [copied from  MassmoderateJoe]
     
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    Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.

    I can honestly say it's been over 10 years since I set foot in a Friendly's.

    Re: ice cream - there are several fine farm/local stands all within 3 miles of my home. [every one staffed by 15 year olds fully able to scoop ice cream]

    Given the fate of Brigham's - which at one time was far superior - why are we so surprised...??

    I also didn't see anyone complain when Carvel migrated to a freezer in my local supermarket.
     
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    P.S.  Anyone so disturbingly ignorant enough to blame or even connect Obama for the demise of Friendly's...

    ...is long overdue for a severe reality check...(preferably involving a lobotomy or brick wall).
     
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    In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.:
    [QUOTE]... but if a cheap food place can't stay above water in a bad economy doesn't that speak volumes?
    Posted by OAMLFO[/QUOTE]

    No, it just sort of mumbles and drools...sound familiar?

    Look up: Demand, Lack Of
     
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    In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust. : No, it just sort of mumbles and drools...sound familiar? Look up: Demand, Lack Of
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]


    .....I'm sorry, did you say something?
     
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    In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust. : .....I'm sorry, did you say something?
    Posted by OAMLFO[/QUOTE]

    Don't be sorry...your illiteracy is probably not your fault.
     
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    Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.

    The good thing about a bad economy is it weeds out the weak competition and when it rebounds the remaining businesses will be stronger. It's like Darwinism for business.
     
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    In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust. : Don't be sorry...your illiteracy is probably not your fault.
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    ....I'm sorry, I don't follow? Please explain to me.
     
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    In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust. : ....I'm sorry, I don't follow? Please explain to me.
    Posted by OAMLFO[/QUOTE]

    Try hooked on phonics, then give it another shot.
     
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    In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust. : Try hooked on phonics, then give it another shot.
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    ....no, you are the wise one. I want you to esplains it to mees.
     
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    In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.:
    [QUOTE]Bailey's was a New England tradition, and a great loss. But they didn't go public, have over 500 restaurants and 10's of 1000's of employees. But Stoneham ain't on the list
    Posted by GreginMeffa[/QUOTE]

    Baileys was great, classic New England farm stand style gone to development.

     
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    Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.

    P.S.  Anyone so disturbingly ignorant enough to blame or even connect Obama for the demise of Friendly's...
    ...is long overdue for a severe reality check...(preferably involving a lobotomy or brick wall).
     
    no BLAME bucko. They should have been bailed out with tax dollars.
    In fact why don't we bail out all companys? Why pander to the auto and banking industries. That's not very fair and Obama is ALL about fair.
    What a few more trillion? We're in the flusher now anyway.
    Besides, think of all the votes this bailout could BUY.. Obama will need them.
     
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    Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.

    Friendly's has a solid brand, but like many other companies they are facing an uphill climb and need to restructure and reorganize.  One of the bigger complaints about Friendly's is their customer service was poor and their restaurants were not clean.  Those are structural issues that proper management could have addressed, but didn't.  Another problem is the company was spread to thin and tied to too many brick and mortar leases.  I buy Friendly's products all the time...from my grocers freezer because going to a full sit down restaurant for ice cream doesn't make much sense to me especially when there are dozens of mom and pop ice cream stands selling fresh made goodies that were made either the same day or at most perhaps a few days prior.  Their food service catered to seniors 9as does Denny's) but in an era where major food chains have been using 2 for 20 type deals for a couple of years Friendlys is only now getting around to offering value packaging for in store meals. 

    I would imagine they will come out of bankrupcy smaller but more agile and perhaps down the line more profitable. 
     
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    Damian.. maybe this will help your health issue.
     
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    In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust. : ....no, you are the wise one. I want you to esplains it to mees.
    Posted by OAMLFO[/QUOTE]

    If at this point you really have to ask, then you may never know.
     
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    In Response to Re: More jobs? Not in MA, Friendly's bites the dust.:
    [QUOTE]Damian.. maybe this will help your health issue.
    Posted by KittyDuke[/QUOTE]

    Not sure what you are on about, I don't have a "health issue"? 
     
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