Recently, many new store and restaurant chains invading Winnipeg, such as Famous Dave’s, Five Guys, IHOP, and Popeyes Lousiana Chicken and more.
But, unfortunately, some have to close to make way for new food places to open.
The Perkins on Madison Street closed this week, making it the fourth Perkins to shut down since last fall.
Last year it was the Kenaston and Fermor locations closing. This year was Henderson, and now Madison locations. Three more Perkins remain on Portage, Regent and McPhillips. Will they be the next to go? Perkins parent company said it was closing 10 underperforming locations. The company also announced it wants to sell the business and has started bankruptcy proceedings.
Shawn Jeffrey, executive director of the Manitoba Restaurant and Food Services Association, says the problems facing Perkins are fairly common. Perkins had some challenges with building, leases, and viability and so forth.
Hopefully, the new wave of restaurants will come here to stay, because Winnipeggers love new food places!
Also, The Seafood City Supermarket sign is now up at Garden City Shopping Centre. The new Seafood City supermarket will be a great addition to Winnipeg’s constantly growing city infrastructure.