UPDATE: Perkins Workers Let Go From 3 Locations In Springs

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

A spokesperson for Perkins Restaurants says three locations in Colorado Springs were permanently closed Sunday. Dozens of workers have been laid off.

Vivian Brooks, spokesperson for Perkins, would not go into detail about how many employees were laid off, or whether they are receiving severance packages. She also refused to confirm a solid reason for why the three locations (East Platte, North Academy, and Constitution Blvd.) were shut down.

The employees of all three locations were notified Sunday. The locations were open for much of the day, and then shut down in the evening.

Brooks did release this statement: "We are very grateful for the people of Colorado Springs for their patronage over the years."

Brooks added, "It's always an extremely difficult decision to make, and this decision was made for a variety of reasons." Once again, however, Brooks would not go into detail about those specific reasons.

Perkins restaurants in many locations across the country have been shutting down abruptly. 11 News has learned that Perkins & Marie Callender’s on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

Restaurant chains and food makers are facing sharply higher food prices. In its filing, Perkins & Marie Callender’s said the weak economy and falling traffic hurt its results. The Memphis, Tennessee based company said it plans to close 65 of its stores and cut 2,500 jobs, about 20 percent of its total work force.

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  • by manuel Location: colorado springs on Jun 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM
  • by Liberal Nut!! on Jun 13, 2011 at 04:17 PM
    To all you right wingers that blame Obama...ignorance is bliss!!! You wouldn't believe the facts if they were put right in front of you....if the paper is blue you would actually say it was red!!!! Scary to know you are out there!!!
  • by C on Jun 13, 2011 at 04:13 PM
    Some of you are incredibly stupid or just way racist! This country was in the sewer, long before President Obama was elected, and guess who put it there!! Does somebody have to draw you a picture? Congress is a pure disgrace to this country! Most of you don't know what fair and right is when it comes to blaming somebody for every little thing you can think of!
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      by urajoke on Jun 13, 2011 at 05:13 PM in reply to C
      Why has racism have to do with this??? All I see is the name Obama, no color is mentioned. Why would you mention such a thing? I think your the racist one. When you don't get your way, you pull the ol' racism card huh?! I feel sorry for you, you cannot look past color. Hate to be the bearer of bad news but Obama is black and white. Why is it when people say something negative about Obama you considered racist? Please do tell...
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        by C on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:29 AM in reply to urajoke
        You're an idiot that can't understand what you read! Put your own spin on it - it doesn't change the fact that there are plenty of racists out there that do not like the President because he is black!! They say stupid things like, he hasn't done anything, it's all his fault! That's how they hide the way they really feel! Where were you when he was elected the 1st black President of the U.S.? Never mind that as some have said, Bush and his cronies are to blame for the mess this country is in! I'd say that you are the racist - I certainly am not. Anybody that doesn't agree with you, is wrong because most of you can't face the truth! While I'm at it, you might learn how to use words correctly. Have you even read some of the racist comments on this site? Oh! I'm well aware of the fact that the President is part white! So what? The color of a person's skin has nothing to do with their intelligence and ability! So I should have said that most everybody is incredibly stupid in order to please you? I don't think so! Dumb or not, you're entitled to your opinion! LiberalNut is correct! You wouldn't believe the facts if they were put right in front you!
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          by Liberal Nut!! on Jun 15, 2011 at 01:59 PM in reply to C
          Right on C!! :)
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          by john on Jun 23, 2011 at 07:48 AM in reply to C
          Cries of racism are like reflex reaction for the left due to a lack of ethical footing by the morally bankrupt. If someone doesn't agree with your political view or like your candidate they are instantly deemed a racist because you can't win a honest logical debate. Anyone who plays the race card in this irresponsible mannor is mentally weak, morally deprived, and the true racist. Common sense and accoutibility are concepts which are alien to you.
  • by p Location: pueblo on Jun 13, 2011 at 02:29 PM
    WOW I can't believe this. I had never been to Perkins before, so we went on Saturday for the first time and we really liked it! So much for that, I guess.
  • by Yosemite Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 13, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    @nath: For your information Obama is the reason this country is in the mess its in......wake up liberal nut.
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      by liberal nut on Jun 13, 2011 at 04:12 PM in reply to Yosemite
      Guess I am a liberal nut too...better than being a right wing NUT!! This Country was in trouble when Bush was in office...he made a mess of things...he was nuttier than them all!!!
  • by Larry Location: Pueblo West on Jun 13, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    To @nath: Apparently your MMJ pharmacy wasn't one of those that closed.
  • by Olga Location: Colo Springs on Jun 13, 2011 at 01:27 PM
    @nath thats why the unemployment rate is at its highest right??? your ridiculous
  • by Anonymous Location: CS on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:48 PM
    Not sure I know what planet you've been living on but have you not noticed the page after page of foreclosures in the GT? Some restaurants seem to be doing well while other have not. The Powers corridor isn't starting to have a glut of restaurants. Some will succeed some won't. What do you personally travel with Obama and can tell from a first hand report, or are you listening to some other media? Think positive, pull your head out and anyone but Obama in 2012, since you want to make this a political issue.
  • by JO Location: CS on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    Tried watching the video and just got ad after ad after ad...Anyone else with this issue??
  • by Reality on Jun 13, 2011 at 12:08 PM
    @Nath:Obama 2012??? I thought you said think positive...here the facts Jack, just because you see people working does not mean everyone has a job. There are plenty of people out of work, and not because they choose too. Maybe if you didn't consider the news reports "faux" then you will wake up to the reality of all this. So you went to one beach in Cali, you think the rest of the state is like that? That's like me saying that I went to the river walk in San Antonio and all the shops were full, therefore the rest of Texas must be doing good too right?
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