|Maura C. Tobias
WILBRAHAM, MA (October 25, 2006) - With autumn's chill in the air, Friendly's invites hungry guests to enjoy its new Homestyle Classics menu with down-home goodness that warms the heart as well as the body.
"As the days get shorter, everyone seems to get busier with work, school and holiday preparations," said Pete Bell, vice president, marketing for Friendly's. "Our Homestyle Classics are a great solution for those who want home-cooked taste but don't have time to spend in the kitchen. Whether you crave juicy beef, tender chicken or ocean-fresh seafood, you can come to Friendly's, sit down, and relax with one of our homestyle entrees."
Each Homestyle Classic is served up Friendly's style, with a free Happy Ending Sundae that makes the perfect topper to dinner or lunch. The three new entrees and two long-time favorites will be featured between October 30 and December 24:
Portabella Steak Tips and Gravy - Brand new, tender, juicy sirloin tips, portabella mushrooms and rich gravy. Served with mashed potatoes, garden vegetables and grilled garlic bread.
BBQ Chicken Platter- A favorite: Two grilled chicken breasts topped with tangy BBQ glaze, melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, hickory-smoked bacon and scallions. Served over a bed of crispy Fronions, with mashed potatoes, corn and grilled garden bread.
Chicken Marinara - Brand new, these crispy chicken strips are topped with Mozzarella Cheese, smothered in marinara sauce and sprinkled with a blend of Italian cheeses. Served with rice, broccoli and grilled garlic bread.
BBQ Style Meatloaf - Two slices of savory meatloaf, topped with BBQ sauce, melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, hickory-smoked bacon and scallions. Served over a bed of crispy Fronions, with mashed potatoes, corn and grilled garden bread.
Fisherman's Platter - Brand new, tender fried shrimp, fried clam strips, and a filet of grilled flounder, lightly breaded in a zesty lemon pepper seasoning. Served with rice, garden vegetables, grilled garlic bread and tartar and cocktail sauces.
No home cooked meal would be complete without a delicious dessert. Each Friendly's Homestyle Classic entrZe comes with a free Happy Ending Sundae made with two scoops of ice cream from Friendly's incredible new ice cream menu, hot fudge, creamy whipped topping, and a cherry. Extreme ice cream lovers can treat themselves to a spectacular three-scoop sundae for only $1.50 more.
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation (Amex: FRN) is a vertically integrated restaurant company serving signature sandwiches, entrees and ice cream desserts in a friendly, family environment in 519 company and franchised restaurants throughout the Northeast. The company also manufactures ice cream, which is distributed through more than 4,500 supermarkets and other retail locations. With a 71-year operating history, Friendly's enjoys strong brand recognition and is currently revitalizing its restaurants and introducing new products to grow its customer base.
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