The Real Reason The Last Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours Shut Up Shop For Good

After opening its first ice cream parlor in Portland, Oregon in 1963, Farrell’s quickly became a staple of American childhood dreams and treats. How could it be otherwise since the parlors gave kids a free ice cream sundae if it was their birthday? But sadly, the very last Farrell’s, in Brea, California, closed its doors forever in 2019. And the story of the ice cream chain’s final demise does not make pretty reading.