I was glad to come across this article on the Middletown Transcript Website the other day:
The Middletown Friendly’s, which was gutted in a blaze June 27, is slated to reopen in March, said franchise owner Brian Myers. The Dove Run Shopping Center restaurant will be rebuilt, he said. The building is under construction and preparation work is planned to start this week. Myers said that rebuilding the popular family restaurant has taken longer than expected due to things out of his control. At around 3:31 p.m. June 27, a fire started outside of the building in the mulch along its exterior. The Delaware State Fire Marshall’s Office ruled the blaze accidental.
My sons and I have enjoyed many a “Man-time” breakfast at this Friendly’s, so as a family we were sad when this little restaurant burned down. The owner and management did a great job creating a fun, family friendly (no pun intended) environment. We look forward to another “man-time” in the near future at Friendlies!