Jamestown, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) Perkins Restaurant goers in Jamestown are being met with a closure sign.
It was announced that the business had closed and thanked its customers for their loyalty and patronage over the years.
The business closed it's doors following a bankruptcy proceeding. The chain was purchased by Huddle House for $51.5 Million.
"As a result of the Perkins bankruptcy proceeding, yesterday (Sunday) we took the difficult step to close several Perkins Restaurant & Bakery units," the company stated. "There were 11 closures in six states. These were all restaurants whose sales decline over the years and high operating costs made it untenable to remain open."
The company released the following statement to NewsDakota.
“We are so grateful for the dedicated service of our Perkins team members in these restaurants. Some of the team members have been with Perkins for a very long time and we truly appreciate their years of service at Perkins as their employer of choice” commented Jim Frank, COO of Perkins. “We are also very grateful to these communities we’ve served and appreciate our customers’ continued loyalty” continued Frank.
As a result of new ownership post-bankruptcy, Perkins intends to continue to grow and develop in select markets and maintain the valued community connections for which they are known.