The Anoka Perkins and Coon Rapids Golden Corral recently closed their doors.

The Golden Corral shut down after about two years in business. In 2017 it opened in the former Old Country Buffet location at 3580 Main St. NW.

A sign in the window reads: “Thank you to all of our guests for your patronage. We unfortunately are closed. Please visit our other locations.” The sign lists addresses for Golden Corral restaurants in Maple Grove and Maplewood.

The Perkins at 601 W. Main St. closed Oct. 20 due to the bankruptcy proceedings of its parent company.

Memphis-based Perkins & Marie Callender’s LLC announced Aug. 5 it was voluntarily filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to “facilitate the sale” of its Perkins business.

Huddle House, the buyer, closed on its purchase of Perkins Oct. 22.

Huddle House issued a statement saying it “took the difficult step” of closing several Perkins restaurants Oct. 20 “as a result of the Perkins bankruptcy proceeding.”

“There were 11 closures in six states,” the statement said. “These were all restaurants whose sales decline over the years and high operating costs made it untenable to remain open.”

“We are so grateful for the dedicated service of our Perkins team members in these restaurants,” said Jim Frank, chief operating officer of Perkins. “Some of the team members have been with Perkins for a very long time and we truly appreciate their years of service at Perkins as their employer of choice,”

“We are also very grateful to these communities we’ve served and appreciate our customers’ continued loyalty,” Frank continued.

Under the ownership of Huddle House, Perkins intends “to continue to grow and develop in select markets and maintain the valued community connections for which they are known,” the company’s statement said.

The Blaine and Fridley Perkins stores remain open.


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