"I don't count Howard Johnson's where I only had French fries and cheeseburgers and vanilla frappes."
Howard Johnson's Times Square branch (closed 2005)
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In the 1950's 'Howard Johnson's' was a chain of restaurants throughout the United States.

The company was founded by Howard Deering Johnson who in 1925 opened a small drugstore in Quincy, Massachusetts, where he began serving ice cream.

A 'frappe' (derived from frappé) is the name given (mainly in the New England states) to a milkshake made with ice cream.