Grand opening of Pickering, Ontario location
When Nadarajah Premananth “Prem”, an experienced hospitality industry professional and his business partners, Charles Thambithural and Shamini Nimalaranjan began exploring a restaurant franchise opportunity, their goal was to find a family dining concept that appealed to guests of all ages – one that had strong brand awareness and a reputation for providing memorable dining experiences. After learning about the rich history of the Perkins brand, its diverse menu offerings, in house bakery shop point of difference, and extensive levels of franchise support ranging from site evaluation and selection to design, construction and more, Prem and his partners signed on as franchisees, dba 2554301 Ontario, Inc., in January 2017. Construction on their location in the Pickering Business Center at 1097 Kingston Road, Pickering, Ontario began in May 2017, and on October 30, 2017 they opened for business.
“We appreciate and share the guest-first philosophy that drives Perkins, and are confident that this concept, with its multi-daypart menu, comfortable dining atmosphere and exceptional service will excite the community,” comments Prem, himself a resident of Pickering, Ontario. Staffed by 120 full and part time employees, the 5,000-square foot restaurant features Perkins’ new design package. On the exterior, the Perkins signature oval logo is showcased along with a welcoming interpretation of the entry and the Perkins trademark green and white striped awnings. Inside, guests enjoy a fresh, warm and welcoming environment that showcases an abundant bakery along with an array of dining zones. The dining areas, with their free Wi-Fi, accommodate 162 guests and offer different types of experiences through unique presentations in space layout, seating, lighting and graphics. Perkins’ full menu including its famous buttermilk pancakes, unique 3-egg omelets, homemade Belgian waffles, fresh salads and signature burgers and sandwiches, plus a wide array of additional breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings are available. In addition, the restaurant’s freshly prepared bakery products featuring Chocolate French Silk Pie, Caramel Apple Pie, Chocolate Chip cookies and fresh blueberry Mammoth Muffins to name a few are offered as will a seniors‘ and kids‘ menu. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM and 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.
About Perkins Restaurants & Bakeries
Founded in 1958, the Perkins system consists of 393 restaurants in 32 states and Canada, which includes 124 company-owned and operated restaurants and 269 franchised units. The Pickering, Ontario location is the seventh location in Ontario and the 18th in Canada.
The company continues to seek experienced restaurant operators interested in becoming franchise owners in targeted U.S. states and Canadian provinces. With its strong and growing franchise network, Perkins offers services to franchisees including accounting functions, IT support, assistance with new store development/openings and more. Expertise is also delivered one-on-one, through a highly-experienced Perkins franchise consultant who acts as a liaison, bringing together the resources franchisees need before, during and after the restaurant opening. Information about Perkins franchise opportunities can be found on the website, or by contacting Perkins at 901.766.6455 or [email protected].