Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Written by on March 4, 2015 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Spokane, Washington

Perkins Street View

How I heard of this place: A franchise that I have only seen, but never sampled happened to be right next to our hotel during our stay in Spokane. With a tired husband, weary after a long day of work and fasting, I left the decision-making up to him. Ease and proximity led us to Perkins.

Type of cuisine: Perkins offers a tremendous variety of quality food items that are loved by just about everyone, young and old! By offering a varied and flexible menu throughout the day, and always focusing on providing our guests with a comfortable, welcoming experience…

Perkins Bakery Display

From premium omelettes and benedicts to melt sandwiches and mouth watering desserts, our signature items continue to draw raves – and guests. To keep those guests coming back, we’re continually adding new flavors and featured items, rigorously proven through qualitative studies, test marketing, tracking studies, and other ongoing research and development efforts.

Perkins Pies

An integral component of our family restaurant concept – and a competitive point of difference – is the Perkins in-house bakery where freshness and quality abound, delectable aromas fill the air and mouth watering displays make impulse purchases hard to resist. Perkins bakery offers a broad selection, ranging from Mammoth Muffins® and rich cinnamon rolls to luscious cream pies, flaky fruit pies, cookies, brownies and more, all of which represent a significant opportunity for take-home bakery sales. Other restaurant concepts simply do not offer this incentive for guests to make an additional purchase when they walk into or out the door! We focus on our guests at all times.

Perkins Centered

Ambiance: A typical 1980s (or earlier) franchise, joining the likes of Shari’s and Denny’s, this well-worn establishment is filled with local families and elderly empty-nesters on this particular evening. Pastry display cases, with pies, muffins and cookies brightly light up the entry, as we wait to be seated.

Perkins Entryway

A varied menu, offering breakfast all day attracts our attention, while others enjoy burgers, pot pies and more at their booth or grandma’s house, matching wooden tables and chairs. Low ceilings, a shelf ornamented with plates, vases and plastic leaves lead one’s eye upwards, yet the darkness in the nooks immediately brings you back to your table.

Perkins Dining Room

What I ordered: Breakfast for dinner, my husband searched the menu for his go-to, Country Fried Steak and Eggs ($11.79) lightly breaded and fried, topped with cream gravy, and served alongside two large eggs, hash browns, and three buttermilk pancakes.

Perkins Buttermilk Pancakes

A side of Applewood Smoked Bacon and Chicken Apple Sausage Links.

Perkins Country Fried Steak & Eggs

For me, the Rocky Mountain Scramble ($8.49) with three eggs, onions, diced ham, celery and green peppers, scrambled together and stacked on crispy breakfast potatoes and American cheese, served with three buttermilk pancakes.

Perkins Rocky Mountain Scramble

What I loved: So. Much. Food. Leftovers for the following day! Breakfast potatoes.

Why I loved it: You know what you’re going to get at these such franchises. No surprises. No pretentiousness. No frills. Just lack-luster-colored food sitting under a heat lamp prior to making its way to your table.

Perkins Breakfast Table

Cost: Low to average ($6.99 – $12.99 per entree)

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