Perkins Restaurants have their annual Free Pancake Day on Friday, July 26, 2019.
In this annual event, customers are invited to enjoy a free short stack of made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes at any participating Perkins Restaurant & Bakery. Perkins announced the special in a Press Release and Facebook Page.
All the company asks is that guests consider donating to Give Kids The World (GKTW), a non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Perkins said the company is dedicated to helping make special memories at Give Kids The World® Village, an 84-acre, nonprofit “storybook” Village where visitors are treated to weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacations, complete with accommodations in the Village’s whimsical villas, transportation, donated attraction tickets, meals, and much more.
Jim Frank, Chief Operating Officer of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery explains, “Thanks to the generosity of our employees, franchisees, vendors and guests, Perkins has raised nearly $30 million dollars for Give Kids The World. We are proud to continue our support of this outstanding organization and look forward to holding yet another successful Free Pancake Day.”
Pam Landwirth, President and CEO of Give Kids The World Village, summarizes, “Perkins has been among our most treasured partners for nearly 30 years. We are deeply
grateful that they have embraced our mission and help us create the happiness that inspires hope.”
About Perkins (from company website)
Founded in 1958, Perkins operates 371 restaurants in 32 states and five Canadian provinces. The Perkins system includes 117 company-owned and operated restaurants and 254 franchised units. The Company also has a baked goods manufacturing division operating under the name Foxtail which manufactures pies, pancake mixes, cookie dough, and muffin batter for in-store bakeries and third-party customers. The combination of the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery chain with Marie Callender’s occurred in 2006. Marie Callender’s consists of 28 company and 21 franchised restaurants in 3 states; it is famous for its fresh-baked pies and has a national presence through supermarket frozen entrée lines offered by ConAgra. Private investment funds managed by Wayzata Investment Partners LLC are the majority owners of Perkins & Marie Callender’s Holding LLC, the parent company of the Perkins & Marie Callender’s group of companies.
More information can be found at www.perkinsrestaurants.com