The Brea location is the last Farrell’s standing after the second-to-last location closed last month!
If you’re in the mood for a massive sundae, then you may want to head over to the last, longtime Southern California favorite Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour. The Beuna Pak location closed in late December being one of the last two locations here on the West Coast; during the chain’s peak, there were up to 50 locations.
Investor Marcus Lemonis told the OC Register that Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor was losing up to $10,000 to $12,000 per month, insinuating that Angelenos seem to no longer be interested in the restaurant’s culture. Others would argue that after Lemonis bought the chain from the original owner, Robert Farrel, things were never the same. The first location debuted back in 1963.
It seems as though the times where ice cream served by vintage uniform-wearing servers who bang on drums and blare sirens has slowly melted away. The generations who grew up on this novelty experience may not be ready to say goodbye just yet, but will the longing for nostalgia be enough to keep the last Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor standing?