QUESTION: When is the Perkins Restaurant scheduled to open?

ANSWER: Jim Rahfaldt, franchisee, said the restaurant will open in mid-February. Specifically, officials are aiming for a Feb. 10 opening. That could change depending on how quickly a full remodel of the building, formerly a Whiskey River Restaurant, progresses.
With a 6,000-square-foot floor plan, the new restaurant will seat 200 diners. The renovation will include a large meeting room that can host up to 40 people.
It will be open from 5:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and will open for 24 hours Thursday through Saturday. The Perkins Restaurant will be hiring approximately 120 people.
“Our history and success with the Perkins brand is strong and we are optimistic and look forward to introducing the restaurant to the area and having the opportunity to serve the local Gardner community,” Rahfaldt said.