National Ice Cream Day is officially July 17, or so the ice cream gods have proclaimed, but many businesses are either starting the festivities early or extending the sweet treat deals beyond Sunday. Here’s what you’ll need to know to get your brain freeze on. [More]
A New Hampshire family says that after a night out to eat at Friendly’s didn’t go so well, a restaurant staffer decided to express their inner feelings through the increasingly preferred medium of the restaurant’s billing system, dropping the phrase “100% sh*t show” at the bottom of the dinner bill. [More]
The idea behind chain restaurants is — or at least it should be — to provide customers with dependable, consistent food and service at multiple locations. And many chains succeed in at least trying to fulfill these goals. But according to a recent survey of nearly 48,000 Consumer Reports readers, some chains are struggling to maintain a mediocre level of service and quality.
Friendly’s, the ice cream and burger chain that has more recently been in the news for pushing the limits of cheese tolerance by slapping a burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches, is reportedly considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and possible sale.
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Friendly’s must have a gang of chefs who conspire to top one another with the most ludicrously hyper-caloric foods they can dream up. The latest innovation is the Mac & Cheese Quesadilla meal from the kid’s menu.
Friendly’s recently made a splash on the internet with their 1500 calorie Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt, which, as we already reported, is not an entirely original creation. It is perhaps, the first time we ever had to look at actual nutritional information for the thing, however. Anyway, our friends at Chicagoist point out that there’s a local place that was serving this burger, with the touching addition of a mustard dollar sign on the bun, about a year and a half ago. They call it “The Blago” burger, after disgraced former governor Rod Blagojevich.
Yes, the latest assault on America’s waistline comes in the form of Friendly’s recently launched Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt. Move over, Double Down, there’s a new “something with far more calories than bread as a bun” sandwich in town.
There’s something odd going on at reader Brian’s local Friendly’s. Brian and his wife ordered and paid for two sundaes, but when Friendly’s discovered they were out of the flavor they’d requested, things got complicated. First, the employees refused to give Brian and his wife their money back because the manager doesn’t allow refunds, then, when they asked to speak to the manager, not only would she not speak to them, but she also wouldn’t allow the employees to say her name.
“Can you get me a Fribble?”