1. Friendly's Ice Cream Corp. celebrates 78th anniversary by breaking Guinness world record for largest ice cream party | masslive

    Friendly's Ice Cream Corp. celebrates 78th anniversary by breaking Guinness world record for largest ice cream party | masslive

    Blake and his brother Curtis L. Blake founded the chain in Springfield’s Pine Point neighborhood in 1935. Their parents loaned them $500 and the sold ice cream at a nickle a cone making $27.60 the first day  Today, Friendly's makes 24 million gallons of ice cream a year at its Wilbraham plant and has $1.5 million a day in sales. The company has 7,000 employees including 200 at the headquarters and another 200 in the adjacent manufacturing plant. Friendly's has about 60 employees at a distribution center in Chicopee.

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