The Perkins restaurant in Lawrence will remain open after its parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, said an owner of the franchise.
Cheri Esmond owns the restaurant at 1711 W. 23rd St. with her husband, Dan. They also own Perkins restaurants in Topeka, Great Bend and McPherson.
The company announced that it would close 58 Perkins and Marie Callender’s restaurants across the country as part of a restructuring effort.
The company has 133 company-owned Perkins restaurants and 315 franchised restaurants.
Esmond said that the closed restaurants were all corporate-owned.
“It doesn’t really affect franchisees at all,” she said. “We’ve been here for 30 years.”