HYANNIS (CBS) — An iconic local restaurant chain no longer has a presence on Cape Cod. A Friendly’s spokeswoman confirmed that the Hyannis restaurant on Route 132 will not be reopening.Teen Lifeguards Save Man Who Suffered Heart Attack On Dennis Beach
The Wilbraham-based company said the coronavirus pandemic played a role in the decision to shutter the restaurant.READ MORE: Police: Allegedly Drugged Driver Fled Scene After Hitting And Killing Taunton Woman
“With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to have a devastating impact across the restaurant industry, we made the very difficult decision to close the franchise-owned Friendly’s location in Hyannis, MA, in March,” the spokeswoman told WBZ-TV.
Nearby Friendly’s in South Weymouth, Fall River, Pembroke and Plymouth are still open.MORE NEWS: Large Outdoor Events Like Concerts Remain Safe Despite COVID Concerns, Experts Say
The Friendly’s website lists 28 locations open in Massachusetts.