In its heyday, Perkins was the place to be. Now, it seems the Ohio-founded chain's presence dwindles by the day.
In the past couple of years, numerous Perkins have locked their Minnesota doors for good with the latest closures in the Twin Cities and along the North Shore.
According to WDIO, earlier this month, the Perkins next to Miller Hill Mall in Duluth (1302 Miller Trunk Highway) closed after 37 years in business. In addition, this past weekend, the Maplewood community forfeited their Perkins location at 1829 N. St. Paul Road after four decades of operation.
These two closures top off the loss of the 50-year-old Edina location (4917 Eden Ave), which closed at the beginning of the month to make way for a 196-unit apartment building.
Patrons can find Perkins in over 32 states. However, about 16% of the chain's nearly 300 locations are found in Minnesota, which is one of the highest rates in the country, according to Bring Me The News.
As of today, less than 50 Perkins remain in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and it seems that more may close in the future.
Remaining Perkins Restaurants in Minnesota:Albert Lea (2215 E Main Street)Alexandria (4920 Hwy. 29 S)Apple Valley (7620 150th St. W)Austin (701 17th Ave. NW)Bemidji (1120 Paul Bunyan Drive)Blaine (12545 Ulysses St. NE)Bloomington (8324 Lyndale Ave. South)Bloomington (4201 W 78th St.)Brainerd (623 W Washington Street)Brooklyn Park (8585 Aspen Lane N)Buffalo (801 Central Avenue)Chaska (184 Pioneer Trail)Cloquet (64 L'jack Hwy. 33)Crystal (5420 W Broadway Avenue)Duluth (2502 London Road)Duluth (4005 W Michigan St.)Eagan (1345 Towne Centre Drive)Elk River (18838 Dodge St. Nw)Fairmont (2220 North State St.)Faribault (333 Western Ave.)Fergus Falls (623 Frontier Drive)Forest Lake (1155 West Broadway)Fridley (7520 University Ave. Ne)Golden Valley (6920 Wayzata Blvd.)Hastings (1206 Vermillion Street)Lakeville (17387 Kenyon Avenue)Little Falls (201 16th St. Ne)Mankato (1790 Madison Avenue)Maple Grove (11801 73rd Ave. N)Maplewood (2009 County Road D E)Marshall (1020 Southview Drive)Minnetonka (11300 Minnesota 7)Monticello (700 Pine Street)New Brighton (696 W County Rd D)New Ulm (1727 S Broadway)Northfield (1401 Riverview Drive)Owatonna (1200 Interstate Hwy. 35)Plymouth (2945 Empire Lane N)Red Wing (812 Withers Harbor Drive)Rochester (1818 S. Broadway)Roseville (1495 County Road B West)Sartell (2291 Connecticut Avenue)St Cloud (30 Park Avenue)Stillwater (2050 W Frontage Road)Vadnais Heights (1045 County Road E)Willmar (2645 South Hwy. 71)Winona (956 1/2 Mankoto Avenue)Worthington (1445 Darling Drive)
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