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J&B Restaurant Partners Child Development Center

Ronkonkoma, NY – January 13, 2012 – J&B Restaurant Partners Friendly’s Long Island and Easter Seals New York are proud to announce the spring opening of the J&B Restaurant Partners Child Development Center, a program of Easter Seals New York.

The J&B Restaurant Partners Child Development Center will open in April 2012. The new Center, located on Sunrise Highway in Sayville, Long Island, NY will serve over 60 pre-school students including those with special needs by offering integrated classes.

“Friendly’s has been a part of the Long Island community for the past 40 years. The opening of this Center is the culmination of years of support from restaurant guests, Friendly’s employees, donors of Easter Seals New York and the tireless commitment of the board members. We are proud to partner with Easter Seals New York on this project and to be the sponsor of the new Child Development Center,” said Joseph Vitrano, President and CEO of J&B Restaurant Partners

“We want to thank J&B Restaurant Partners, Friendly’s Long Island, their guests, employees and the community for their past and continued support of Easter Seals New York,” said Craig J. Erlich, Vice President, Corporate Development, Easter Seals New York and Vermont.

Anyone who wishes to support Easter Seals New York can stop by any Friendly’s on Long Island and with a $5 donation to Easter Seals will receive one of two coupon books, valued at $25.00.

About Easter Seals New York
Easter Seals is the Nation’s leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental, physical, and mental disabilities, and other special needs. Easter Seals New York provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. For almost 90 years, Easter Seals New York has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Last year, Easter Seals New York served more than 18,000 individuals with disabilities or special needs. For more information, please visit our website at eastersealsny.org.

About Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC
Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC is a new, vertically integrated restaurant company serving signature sandwiches, entrees and ice cream desserts in a friendly, family environment with distribution through over 7,500 retail locations. For over 76 years, Friendly’s restaurants have delighted generations of guests. For tomorrow, we plan to revitalize our restaurants and introduce exciting new products to meet today’s customer needs. For additional information please visit friendlys.com.