Brand’s Largest Franchise Operating Group JDK Management Leads Opening Effort and Erie County Growth
ATLANTA – Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, the quintessential community mealtime gathering place, recently announced that it is reopening its location in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, which had been shuttered for six years. After a devastating building fire in 2015 that forced the restaurant to close, the forthcoming location is returning to the area at 207 W. Plum Street and opening on Monday, May 24.
The new restaurant is locally owned and operated by JDK Management, Perkins’ largest multi-unit operating group with more than three decades of restaurant industry experience. Russell Berner, Vice President of Restaurant Operations for the group, will help facilitate the Edinboro opening, which marks JDK Management’s 49th Perkins location to date.
“We could not be more honored to bring Perkins back to Edinboro, especially as the community craves more all-day breakfast and bakery options,” said Berner. “Perkins has been a beloved gathering place for families, colleagues, college students and travelers in the community since the 1970s, and we’re eager to reconnect with residents while providing homestyle meals for them to enjoy together once again.”
In addition to Berner, Senior Operations Manager Tracy Hinckle will handle daily operations along with Edinboro native Dan Sayers as the general manager. The localized team looks forward to participating in the restaurant’s long-awaited homecoming.
“The JDK Management team’s strong work ethic and established reputation for helping to grow the brand throughout the years makes them the perfect group to welcome Perkins back to Edinboro,” said Peter Ortiz, Chief Development Officer of Perkins. “We’re proud to partner with Russell and JDK Management as we reenter the community and look forward to supporting the group’s continued growth in Erie County.”
Perkins restaurants have earned widespread adoration in their communities for their warm, friendly atmospheres where every conversation, sip of coffee and bite of home-cooked meals are savored. Known for its delicious baked goods, from whole pies to Mammoth Muffins®, the new Perkins in Edinboro will provide customers with generous portions of flavorful, hearty entrees for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at a great value. The restaurant’s most recent Strawberry Fresh-tival menu will also be available both at the returning location and throughout all Perkins restaurants nationwide through the end of June.
Currently, Perkins locations are found across 32 states and Canada in a variety of traditional model formats—free-standing, end-caps, inline, travel centers and hotels, all optimized for off-premise dining and patio seating. These flexible designs allow restaurant owners to easily incorporate a Perkins restaurant location into any space, while diversifying their portfolios with a concept in the family dining segment and most importantly with a real strength in the breakfast category.
For more information, please visit https://www.perkinsrestaurants.com/.
About Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Founded in 1958 as a single pancake house, Perkins has grown to 290 company-owned and franchised locations across 32 states and Canada.
Starting with dozens of pancake and waffle options, Perkins expansive menu includes other breakfast favorites like omelets and benedicts, and with breakfast served all day, people can get exactly what they want with their signature Build Your Own Breakfast. Other menu items include hearty homestyle entrees like juicy burgers, scrumptious skillet dinners and a wide selection of soups and salads, as well as our Bottomless Pot of Coffee®.
Perkins iconic in-store bakery offers a wide selection of fresh-baked fruit pies, cream pies, and other treats like decadent Cinnamon Rolls, fudge brownies, cookies, and our signature Mammoth Muffins®. All of Perkins menu and Bakery items are available to order online at perkinstogo.com.
Perkins takes great pride in our service and experience, embracing a “Kindness Served Daily” philosophy. As a leading full-service concept within the FSR space, Perkins continues to grow its corporate presence and with multi-unit franchise operators by offering a number of flexible build options.
To learn more about Perkins franchise opportunities, visit https://perkinsfranchising.com/.