• Another Friendly's in Massachusetts is closing next month

    By: Mike Saccone

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    STONEHAM, Mass. - Another Friendly's restaurant in Massachusetts will permanently close next month. 

    The location at 611 Main Street in Stoneham will shut down on November 10, according to a company spokesperson. 

    The company spokesperson sent Boston 25 News the following statement: 

    "As shifting consumer demographics and market dynamics present challenges across the industry, it is incumbent on us to regularly evaluate our restaurant footprint with a focus on long-term viability and strategic resource investment as we work to re-invigorate the beloved Friendly's brand. Unfortunately, in some cases, this process results in the difficult decision to close underperforming locations that can no longer be sustained by the local market."  

    Approximately 40 Friendly's locations have closed this year. 

    The Wilbraham-based chain will have 157 remaining restaurants after the Stoneham location closes. 

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