This is a hard loss for us freehold residents.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery on Route 9 North in Freehold, New Jersey, has officially closed its doors after it was announced that the owners, the Petro family, were retiring. The restaurant had been providing breakfast to the Garden State for three decades.
According to the restaurant’s Facebook:
Perkins, what are you thanking us for? Thank you for the memories. You were a staple for me during my junior and senior years of high school.
Context for non-freeholders: Perkins is very close to Freehold Township High School, so when it was announced a delayed opening for snow, it became tradition to have breakfast with friends before leaving for school.
Does it completely negate the idea of opening late to avoid driving on icy roads? Yes! Did we care? Not at all, our stomachs were filled with hot pancakes covered in syrup.
So thank you, Perkins, for your time in the Freehold community, you will be missed.
The owners of the restaurant, the Petro family, will still be there to serve you a delicious breakfast. They will now focus on their other business, Marlboro Diner, further down Route 9.
The above post reflects the thoughts and comments of Kylie Moore of New Jersey 101.5. Any opinions expressed are Kylie’s own. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.
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