Perkins Restaurant and Bakery closed its doors on Sunday, Oct. 20, in Jamestown.
A spokesperson for Huddle House Inc. said in an email to The Sun on Monday, Oct. 21, that 11 Perkins Restaurant and Bakery units closed in six different states.
"As a result of the Perkins bankruptcy proceeding, yesterday we took the difficult step to close several Perkins Restaurant and Bakery units," the spokesperson said. "These were all restaurants whose sales decline over the years and high operating costs made it untenable to remain open."
Perkins' parent company, Perkins & Marie Callender LLC, filed for bankruptcy on Aug. 5. On Sept. 12, USA Today reported that an Atlanta-based company, Huddle House Inc., announced plans to purchase Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, a portion of the company that did not include Marie Callender's restaurants or the Foxtail Bakery.
USA Today reported the deal for Huddle House Inc. to purchase Perkins was expected to close on Oct. 21.
"We are so grateful for the dedicated service of our Perkins team members in these restaurants," said Jim Frank, chief operating officer of Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, in a statement. " 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. We are also very grateful to these communities we've served and appreciate our customers' continued loyalty."
Huddle House Inc. said the company's plans for the building are still unknown.