Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours (Former Locations) (CSV Format)

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Last updated 01/03/2011

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Includes 131 locations in the following areas:

  • United States: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI
  • Canada: BC
  • some may be in: DC, DE (near a border)

Summary: This is a location list of Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours (Former Locations).

Details: A purpose of this POI is to provide a location list for those Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours of yesteryear that no longer exist. The location information for this POI was obtained from http://www.happyitis.biz/Locations/historiclocations.htm

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours: Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour was an American ice cream parlor chain based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1963 by Bob Farrell and Ken McCarthy. Farrell's was known for their offer of a free ice cream sundae to children on their birthday. In 1972, the Farrell's chain was purchased by the Marriott Corporation. By 1975, there were 120 Farrell's nationwide, which was enough to leave a lasting impression on many children who now are adults. The Farrell's window began to close after the Marriott Corporation purchase. Sales dropped and most of the parlors were sold off in the 1980s. In 1982, Marriott sold the chain to a group of private investors. In 1983, the Selective Service purchased Farrell's "Birthday Club" data and mailed warnings to young men to register for the draft before their 18th birthday. Farrell's blamed the situation on an unauthorized sale by a list broker, and the government announced they would stop using the list. The last of the original Farrell's was in San Diego, CA and that closed in 2009.

Well, do not cry for me Argentina. Farrell's still is around and the brand is being revived by new investors, the Orange County, California based, Parlour Enterprises Inc. If you would like to relive your Farrell's childhood experiences, please see the companion POI: Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours http://www.poi-factory.com/node/xxxx

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