I joined the Farrell's fan club on Facebook, and I tell you, it has caused more discussion among my Facebook friends than almost anything else I've done. Guess a lot of people have good memories of that goofy ice cream place with the barbershop-handlebar mustache guys.
Matt on Scrubbles linked to the Farrell's history page. I had no idea they were based in Oregon!
Rob and I always laugh when we are driving in the Valley and we see a place that obviously was a Farrell's, got sold, and the guy just changed the "F" in his sign to a "B" and reopened as "Barrell's." They went under, duh.
*Don't get the title reference? Brush up on your Tom Wolfe!