Not all Perkins restaurants are created equal, but luckily we have three of the best right here in the Hudson Valley.

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery recently celebrated its 60th Anniversary by hosting a conference in Prior Lake, MN. The event was attended by over 450 franchisees of Perkins restaurants as well as operators and other company representatives.  At the conference the theme of "brilliance" was the focus, honoring local owners who have been successful operating the company's restaurants.

During the event, Kevin Jones was given the Perkins 2017 Franchisee of the Year award. Jones operates Perkins restaurants in Middletown, Wappingers Falls and Newburgh as well as two other locations in Matamoras and East Stroudsburg, PA. In a press release Perkins & Marie Callender’s President & CEO, Jeff Warne had this to say about Jones.

Kevin has an unmatched passion for the Perkins brand and its people. He is driven to be best in class and exemplifies overall excellence in operations and brand standards; leadership that inspires others; and significant contributions to the improvement of the system.

So, congratulations to our local Perkins restaurant staff for being the best in the country. Do you dine at a local Perkins? We'd like to know if you've noticed why they've been recognized as the best in the country. Let us know about your local Perkins experience on our Facebook page or in the comments section below.