Why did Friendly's close?
Employees of the restaurant, in existence for almost 40 years, want answers to that same exact question.
The only closure about 20 employees working in the Perkins Township-based restaurant received came in a note from a pair of representatives overseeing the franchise:
"We're disappointed to announce the closing of three of our Friendly's restaurants. Unfortunately, the restaurants that are closing have been underperforming for quite some time, and despite our best efforts to turn them around, we were unable to improve their performance."
The Friendly's in Elyria and Defiance also closed.