DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The Detroit Lakes Perkins Family Restaurant shut its doors Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20.
A sign posted on the door confirmed the closure Monday.
"We regret to announce that this Perkins Restaurant has closed," the sign reads. "We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your loyalty and patronage over the years."
The closed locations have been taken off of the "find a Perkins near you" map on the Perkins website.
"Yesterday we took the difficult step to close several Perkins Restaurant & Bakery units," Jim Frank, COO of Perkins wrote in an email statement. "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."
"We are so grateful for the dedicated service of our Perkins team members in these restaurants," Frank's statement said. "We are also very grateful to these communities we've served and appreciate our customers' continued loyalty."
Perkins' parent company, Perkins & Marie Callender LLC, filed for bankruptcy Aug. 5. Frank's statement confirmed that and shared that as a result of the new ownership of Huddle House post-bankruptcy, Perkins intends to grow and develop in certain markets.