The more things change the more they stay the same. That's what one could say about the longtime home of a in West Caldwell, where local families flocked for 40 years for a kid-friendly menu and frozen desserts.
A sign recently posted in the window at 632 Bloomfield Avenue reads Pudsters, offering burgers, fries and shakes, and a Let's Yo! Yogurt franchise will soon be filling the vacant space.
Let's Yo! frozen yogurt shops are popping up all over New Jersey—the closest to the Caldwellls opened earlier this year on Valley Road in Montclair. Michael Sobon owns both locations, according to a story on NorthJersey.com.
Sobon was not at the Montclair shop Tuesday morning for comment.
According to the Let's Yo! website, the menu includes some 50 flavors of frozen yogurt, including nonfat and lowfat versions, but you can also get coffee and a light breakfast. See menu here.
Friendly's in October 2011, and the news of the business closing broke the hearts of many faithful fans.
Back in March, Patch asked readers what should fill the Friendly's spot and suggestions ranged from a Dairy Queen to a Steak 'n Shake franchise. Others recommended a local restaurant, such as , moving in to this location which has its own parking lot.
This won't be the only new burger joint in town. A opened at the Essex Mall last month.
What do you think of another burger restaurant opening in West Caldwell? Have you tried Let's Yo! Yogurt? Tell us what you think in the comments.