New owner announces investments, grand re-openings for local Perkins
The new owner of some local Perkins is planning further investments and grand re-openings at four Valley locations.
JDK Management recently acquired the locations previously owned by franchisee 5171 Campbells Land Co., which filed for bankruptcy in July.
Russ Berner with JDK Management says they're taking over 13 Perkins total. They plan on completely renovating all of them and spending a total of at least $4 million.
“We are truly excited to re-introduce the Youngstown community to a more contemporary and rejuvenated Perkins," Berner said. "We’re confident that our regular guests, and a whole new generation of restaurant-goers, will find the enhancements to Perkins impressive, appealing, and positive for the whole community."
They plan to renovate the interior and exteriors, restrooms, and structural features of the properties.
"The experience and the environment was, to be honest, tired. So, now, when they come back, they'll see a fresh surrounding, clean and crisp with great food at a great value. I think we'll be back at the top of our game," Berner said.
The owners also say a new menu and promotions will be available for customers when the restaurants reopen.
JDK Management is also focusing on investing in training and hiring efforts.
“While many familiar staff will remain in the restaurants, we’re always looking to add fresh, new, happy faces and encourage those who may be interested in working at Perkins in Youngstown to contact the individual locations or apply on-site," Berner said.
The remodeling may disrupt some restaurants, but there will be signs as well as workers who can answer any questions about the remodeling.
The grand reopening information for the local locations is below.
1953 Niles-Cortland Road in Niles, October 25
3870 Elm Road Northeast in Warren, November 9
804 Boardman-Poland Road in Boardman, November 23
5550 Interstate Boulevard in Austintown, December 7