By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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 Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.