Several local Friendly's Restaurants in Central New York are closing thier doors.

Rochester-based Kessler Family LLC says it will close eight restaurants, as early as Wednesday, leaving dozens of workers unemployed.

In the immediate Syracuse area, a restaurant In Fayetteville will close this week as will their Oswego Road location in Liverpool.

Other Friendly's Restaurants will also close this week in Oneida, Ithaca, Rome and Cortland.

35 other locations across Central New York and the Southern Tier will remain open, but under new ownership. The parent company of Friendly's will take over the local restaurants and continue to operate them.