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Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour: First Orange County Location

Today the wait is over because the shops at Mission Viejo will be opening doors to a 7,300-square-foot restaurant and ice cream shop. Although there’s a Farrell’s in Santa Clarita, the Mission Viejo restaurant will be the first of several “original concept” parlours planned in California. (Thx Fastfoodmaven)

At its peak, Farrell’s boasted more than 130 restaurants in the United States. Several were located in Orange County. Parlour officials said the Mission Viejo location will maintain “the heart and soul” of the ice cream parlour that most kids and families remember. That nostalgic ambiance includes employees dressed in pin-striped vests, old-fashioned ties and cane hats. A player piano will set the musical tone as will the beat of the famous “Farrell’s drum,” gonged every time a major announcement is made in the restaurant.

Still, the restaurant will be modernized to accommodate diet trends. For example, “sugar-free” and “no sugar added” ice cream and topping options will be available. The restaurant will also feature frozen yogurt, as well as a diverse bistro-style lunch and dinner menu. Mall officials said Farrell’s is scheduled to open in early fall.

By Taylor Corner

Taylor is a wanderer from the streetwear and skate industries. He maintains a wealth of knowledge and experience eating out in Southern California.