Friendly’s Restaurants Franchising Co, LLCthe iconic family restaurant and ice cream shop with more than 80 years of rich history, hosted the official grand opening of its newest location in Orlando, Florida last weekend, setting the tone for much-anticipated national growth from the beloved brand. The new restaurant brings Friendly’s presence across Florida to three locations while expanding the brand’s growing national footprint to more than 100 locations spanning the Eastern seaboard.


Friendly’s plans to take the brand West of the Mississippi and into the Sunbelt in states like Texas, Georgia, the Carolinas and more, serving up lucrative business opportunities and delicious food and ice cream across the nation. The new Orlando location is owned and operated by multi-unit franchisee, Amol Kohli, who started his journey with Friendly’s as a teenager, later opened his first Friendly’s in 2009 and has since scaled his portfolio with the brand to several locations across the East Coast continuing to strengthen the brand’s regional recognition. 


“Being a Friendly’s franchise owner has opened many doors and afforded me many different opportunities. The leadership team believed in me when I was young and has supported me on my journey ever since. I’m grateful for the network I’ve built and for the opportunity to have a brand-new location in Orlando. 


“The new restaurant is one of many more to come from Friendly’s as we continue to expand and share our beloved legacy brand. We’ve introduced new style and design concepts at the Orlando restaurant, which we plan to introduce on a grander scale in future locations,” said Sherif Mityas, CEO of Brix Holdings LLC, the parent company of Friendly’s. “