Friendly's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Harsha V. Agadi surprises Margaret Kellett of Gansevoort with $1,000 in cash at the Friendly's restaurant on Route 50 in Wilton on Monday afternoon. The surprise $1,000 giveaway was one of three cash prizes awarded to unsuspecting Friendly's customers on Monday to launch the two-week Random Acts of Friendlyness Capital Region market tour. During the weeks of Dec. 6 and 13, Friendly's executives will bestow "Random Acts of Friendlyness" on the Capital Region when they surprise 10 randomly selected Friendly's customers with $1,000 in cash. The promotion follows the announcement that the Capital Region will serve as a test market for Friendly's for significant upgrades and improvements to its area restaurants. Through the "Empire State Project", Friendly's will invest nearly $2 million into its 17 locations throughout the region. Friendly's also introduced new breakfast, lunch and dinner, and ice cream menus. The "Random Acts of Friendlyness" initiative is one of a series of promotions and contests planned throughout the month of December at Friendly's locations throughout the greater Capital Region. In addition to the surprise $1,000 giveaways, Friendly's customers will have the opportunity to win $5,000 in cash during the "Unwrap the Cash Scratch 'n Win" sweepstakes. Through December 31, each table will receive a Scratch 'n Win card at the end of their meal for the chance to win the grand prize of $5,000 in cash.""