Friendly's Ice Cream, LLC is the owner and operator of the Friendly's restaurant chain on the United States' East Coast. Friendly's was founded in 1935 in Springfield, Massachusetts by brothers Curtis Blake and S. Prestley Blake. Friendly's has 10,000 employees; John M. Maguire is the CEO. It offers 22 ice cream flavors. A total of 380 Friendly's are spread across Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia.