By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Oct 05, 2020 at 10:56 AM

There are still a few more days to grab a burger and malet at Ferch’s Malt Shoppe & Grille, 5636 Broad St. in Greendale. 

However, the long-running frozen custard stand has announced that it will be closing after service on Oct. 10.

Owner Betty Ferchoff shared the news yesterday on Facebook, noting that both Ferch’s Crafthouse Grille, 418 N. Mayfair Rd. in Wauwatosa  and Ferch’s Beachside Grille in Grant Park will remain open.

With the help of my husband Dale and three children, Michele, Ryan and Jeff, we opened Ferch’s Malt Shoppe in 1987.  We had a vision of an innovative restaurant that pays homage to the past while building memories for future generations.

My husband Dale retired last year with the notion I would follow suit.  With a new lease coming up, We made the decision this would be the perfect time to retire.

We have been blessed to meet and work with so many wonderful people throughout the years.  Now onto the next chapter of our lives.

Our last day will be Saturday October 10th [with hours from 11 a.m. to  8:30 p.m.]

Ferch’s Beachside in South Milwaukee and Ferch’s Crafthouse Grille in Wauwatosa will still carry on the Ferch’s legacy.

Again, thank you for your love and support

Betty & the Ferchoff Family

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.