Perkins Recent News
Twelve recent news and media articles about Perkins Restaurant and Bakery that chronicle the restaurant's issues over the past 12 months include articles about restaurant closings, payroll problems, bankruptcy, acquisition, restaurant sales, inspection issues, theft, power problems, and employee layoffs, among other topics.
Perkins Restaurants recovers from early morning payroll glitch
- This article was published by Fox4KC on November 8, 2019.
- It discusses the company-wide payroll problem suffered by Perkins that left its employees without their direct deposit paychecks.
- Perkins issued a statement that an error in its payroll system had been detected and rectified so that all employees eventually received their paychecks.
Perkins closes and says, 'Thanks Springfield'
- This article was published in the Springfield News-Leader on October 22, 2019.
- Perkins' Springfield, Missouri location closed in mid-October as part of the company's reorganization under bankruptcy, which was filed over the summer.
- This closure, which was due to declining sales and high operating costs, was one of 11 across six states.
Huddle House closes on Perkins deal
- This article was published in the Memphis Business Journal on October 23, 2019.
- Huddle House, a restaurant operating out of Atlanta, Georgia, purchased Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and would continue to operate both brands separately.
- The acquisition deal reportedly cost Huddle House $51 million.
Huddle House restaurants will lay off 24 workers in Memphis
- This article was published on Commercial Appeal on October 30, 2019.
- Following Huddle House's acquisition of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, it filed notice with Tennessee state officials that it would be laying off 24 workers.
- Although the company would not state whether these were employees of Perkins, it identified the location of the affected workers as Perkins' Memphis headquarters.
Company NewsNew Perkins Owner to Invest ‘Up to $1M’ in Renovations
- This article was published in The Business Journal on October 22, 2019.
- The new owner of four Youngstown, Ohio Perkins restaurants plans to invest up to $1 million per location to renovate the buildings and "reintroduce them to the market."
These Restaurant Chains May Not Survive 2020
- This article was published in MoneyWise on November 6, 2019.
- According to MoneyWise, Perkins may not be a restaurant that is still around in 2020. This assessment was based on its recent bankruptcy and subsequent acquisition.
Perkins starts food fight with franchisee
- This article was published on GoErie on July 7, 2019.
- Perkins Restaurant & Bakery requested a federal judge order the owner of three Erie, Pennsylvania restaurants to refrain from using the Perkins name because his company has "failed to meet its contractual agreements, including the required payment of a weekly royalty fee to Perkins Marie Callender’s."
Restaurant inspections: 200+ insects force Cape Coral Perkins to close temporarily
- This article was published in the News-Press on May 13, 2019.
- A Cape Coral Perkins restaurant was ordered closed after receiving 13 inspection violations, including the observation of "approximately 40 to 50 small flying insects on ceiling tiles and seat cushions in dining areas and 200 more of the insects on ceiling tiles and walls throughout the kitchen and dry-storage areas."
Bankruptcy court approves sales of 16 Perkins sites, including Meadville location
- This article was published in The Meadville Tribune on September 5, 2019.
- A federal court approved the sale of 16 Perkins locations to three different owners after their previous owner, CLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July.
- The acquisitions totaled $720,000 and went to Phoenix Management Systems, LLC and two independent restaurant operators in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Apalachin Perkins Restaurant Reopens After Power Problem
- This article was published by WNBF News Radio 1290 on March 6, 2019.
- An Apalachin, New York Perkins suffered an electrical problem and closed for nearly a day. According to the restaurant's owner, Beth Ann Smith, there have been "repeated problems with the transformers" that serve the restaurant and a nearby hotel.
Owner of Summerville Perkins restaurant named company's Franchisee of the Year
- This article was published in The Summerville Journal Scene on April 11, 2019.
- Dowm Hawley, owner/operator of a Summerville, South Carolina Perkins, was named Franchisee of the Year at Perkins' annual Brand Conference.