Perkins Restaurant & Bakery


With James O'Reilly taking the helm, Perkins and Huddle House are updating their stories

The new CEO says sharpening the brand positions of the venerable family-dining chains is a top priority.


Smokey Bones' James O'Reilly named CEO of Huddle House and Perkins parent

The former Long John Silver's CEO will be responsible for growing the two family-dining chains while scouting for acquisitions.

The family-dining chain launched Bakery By Perkins online to deliver pies, muffins and other baked goods, but the concept also serves as a testing ground for new products.

The franchise veteran previously helped to expand Qdoba, Moe's and Potbelly.

Chains are establishing new roles and responsibilities as dining rooms reopen.

The smaller Marie Callender’s was sold for $1.75 million as part of the breakup. RB’s The Bottom Line examines why the price was so low.

The purchase will create a family restaurant empire extending to 700 locations and $800 million in annual sales.

Pizza Hut, Wendy’s and Perkins all face challenges with struggling operators, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

RB’s The Bottom Line examines the bankruptcy filing of Perkins & Marie Callender’s, which came after a brutal two-year period for the company.

The family chains’ parent company anticipates selling the holdings piecemeal.

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