Friendly Ice Cream Corporation

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General Information

On October 5, 2011, Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, et al. (the “Friendly’s Debtors”) filed petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Bankruptcy Court”) seeking relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The Friendly’s Debtors’ cases have been assigned to Judge Kevin Gross.


On December 29, 2011, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the sale of substantially all of the Friendly's Debtors' assets to Sundae Group Holdings II, LLC. The sale closed on January 9, 2012.


On January 17, 2012, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the following name changes for the Friendly's Debtors: (a) Friendly Ice Cream Corporation to Amicus Wind Down Corporation; (b) Friendly’s Restaurants Franchise, LLC to Amicus Restaurants Franchise Wind Down, LLC; (c) Friendly’s Realty I, LLC to Amicus Realty I Wind Down, LLC; (d) Friendly’s Realty II, LLC to Amicus Realty II Wind Down, LLC; and (e) Friendly’s Realty III, LLC to Amicus Realty III Wind Down, LLC. The Friendly’s Debtors cases are jointly administered for procedural purposes, meaning that all pleadings will be maintained on the case docket for Amicus Wind Down Corporation, f/k/a Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, Case No. 11-13167 (the "Friendly’s Main Case Docket"). The Friendly’s Main Case Docket can be accessed through the website maintained by the Bankruptcy Court (http://www.deb.uscourts.gov). An unofficial version of the Friendly’s Main Case Docket is accessible by selecting the “Docket” link at the top of this page.


On October 14, 2011, Freeze, LLC, Freeze Holdings, LP, Freeze Group Holdings Corp. and Freeze Operations Holdings Corp. (collectively, the “Freeze Debtors”) filed petitions under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the Bankruptcy Court. The Freeze Debtors cases have also been assigned to Judge Kevin Gross, and are being jointly administered for procedural purposes under Freeze, LLC, Case No. 11-13303 (the “Freeze Main Case Docket”). While the Freeze Debtors are affiliates of the Friendly’s Debtors, the Freeze Debtors cases and the Friendly’s Debtors cases are not being jointly administered together. The Freeze Main Case Docket can be accessed through the website maintained by the Bankruptcy Court, and an unofficial version of the Freeze Main Case Docket is accessible by selecting the “Docket” link at the top of this page, then selecting “11-13303 Freeze, LLC” under the “Case” drop-down.



For more information about the restructuring, please call 646-282-2400.

Case Information

Section 341 Meeting of Creditors

In accordance with section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code, a meeting of the Debtors' creditors was scheduled for November 10, 2011 at 10 a.m. prevailing Eastern Time, and was continued to and concluded on June 12, 2012 at the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Courthouse, 844 King Street, 2nd Floor, Room 2112, Wilmington, DE 19801.


Lead Debtor:
Case No: 11-13167 Amicus Wind Down Corporation f/k/a Friendly Ice Cream Corporation

Related Debtors:
Case No: 11-13166 Amicus Restaurants Franchise Wind Down, LLC f/k/a Friendly’s Restaurants Franchise, LLC
Case No: 11-13168 Amicus Realty I Wind Down, LLC f/k/a Friendly’s Realty I, LLC
Case No: 11-13169 Amicus Realty II Wind Down, LLC f/k/a Friendly’s Realty II, LLC
Case No: 11-13170 Amicus Realty III Wind Down, LLC f/k/a Friendly’s Realty III, LLC
Case No: 11-13303 Freeze, LLC
Case No: 11-13304 Freeze Holdings, LP
Case No: 11-13305 Freeze Group Holdings Corp.
Case No: 11-13306 Freeze Operations Holdings Corp.

Claim Form

Friendly’s Debtors Proofs of Claim

The deadline for the filing of proofs of claim against the Friendly’s Debtors has been established by the Bankruptcy Court as February 13, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time for all creditors (except for a governmental unit). For a governmental unit, the deadline for the filing of proofs of claim is April 2, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time. Completed forms can be sent to the following addresses:

If by First-Class Mail:
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, et al. Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
FDR Station, P.O. Box 5285
New York, NY 10150-5285

If by Hand Delivery or Overnight Mail:
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, et al. Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
757 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

A blank Friendly’s Debtors proof of claim form can be obtained here.

Freeze Debtors Proofs of Claim

The deadline for the filing of proofs of claim against the Freeze Debtors has been established by the Bankruptcy Court as February 13, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time for all creditors (except for a governmental unit). For a governmental unit, the deadline for the filing of proofs of claim is April 11, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time. Completed forms can be sent to the following addresses:

If by First-Class Mail:
Freeze LLC Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
FDR Station, P.O. Box 5285
New York, NY 10150-5285

If by Hand Delivery or Overnight Mail:
Freeze LLC Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
757 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

A blank Freeze Debtors proof of claim form can be obtained here.

Administrative Expense Proofs of Claim

The deadline for the filing of Administrative Expense proofs of claim against the Friendly’s Debtors has been established by the Bankruptcy Court as February 13, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. prevailing Eastern Time. Completed forms can be sent to the following addresses:

If by First-Class Mail:
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, et al. Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
FDR Station, P.O. Box 5285
New York, NY 10150-5285

If by Hand Delivery or Overnight Mail:
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, et al. Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
757 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

A blank Friendly’s Debtors Administrative Expense proof of claim form can be obtained here.

Key Professionals

Debtor's Counsel

KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP
300 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654
http://www.kirkland.com
Phone: (312) 862-2000
Fax:     (312) 862-2200
Attn:    James A. Stempel, Esq.
            Ross M. Kwasteniet, Esq.
            Jeffrey D. Pawlitz, Esq.

Debtor's Co-Counsel

PACHULSKI STANG ZIEHL & JONES LLP
919 North Market Street, 17th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19899-8705
www.pszjlaw.com
Phone: (302)652-4100
Fax:     (302)652-4400
Attn:    Laura Davis Jones, Esq.
            Timothy P. Cairns, Esq.
            Kathleen P. Makowski, Esq.

Debtors' Financial Advisors

Zolfo Cooper
Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 561-4000
Fax:     (212) 213 1749
Attn:    David Orlofsky
            Charlie Carnaval
            Anthony Dalfio

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors

Pursuant to Docket #117, the following creditors have been appointed to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in these cases by the Office of the United States Trustee:

FM Facility Maintenance
Attn: John Pavia
10 Columbus Blvd., 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-466-7428
Fax:     860-466-7403

The Bank of New York
c/o Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company
Attn: Robert Major
6525 West Campus Oval
New Albany, OH 43054
Phone: 614-775-5278
Fax:     614-775-5636

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Attn: Jack Butler
1200 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-4026
Phone: 202-326-4070
Fax:     202-842-2643

GGP Limited Partnership
Attn: Julie Minnick Bowden
110 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-960-2707
Fax:     312-442-6374

KSL Media, Inc.
Attn: Russell Dean
15910 Ventura Blvd., 9th Floor
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-461-5934

The Coca-Cola Company
Attn: Joseph Johnson
c/o Litigation and Employment Group
PO Box 1734, Mailstop NAT 2008
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404-676-4150
Fax:     404-598-4150

Realty Income Corporation
Attn: Michael Pfeiffer
600 La Terraza Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-317-2961
Fax:     760-741-2235

U.S. Trustee

Office of the United States Trustee
844 King Street, Suite 2207
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 573-6491
Fax:     (302) 573-6497
Attn:    Richard Schepacarter

Useful Information

Debtor's Website: http://www.friendlys.com
                             For more information about the restructuring, please call 646-282-2400

Website Information

An unofficial version of the Main Case Docket can be accessed through this website by selecting the “Docket” link at the top of this page. In addition, from time to time, certain key documents filed in these cases or otherwise made available by the Debtors will be available by selecting the “Key Documents” link above. Should you have any questions relating to this website, please feel free to contact us at 646.282.2400.

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