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Perkins celebrates new renovations

Sue Schweigert, general manager of Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in Worthington, stands Friday beside the updated bakery in the restaurant to promote the new renovations the restaurant made earlier this spring. Erin Trester/Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 1445 Darling Drive, began spring with a bright new look that earned them a recent Progress Award from the local chamber of commerce.

The quick, three-day renovations took place in March. Some of the major updates to the restaurant included new carpet, paint, pictures, booth seats, table tops and an updated look for the bakery.

“It was mainly the front of the house that received the renovations, and it all went very smoothly,” said Sue Schweigert, the restuarant’s general manager.

“I’m most proud of the new look of the bakery,” she added. “I really like the new picture boxes and signage above it. It’s very bright and inviting.”

Schweigert, who has been general manager at the Worthington Perkins for 11 years, explained the process of the renovations.

“Northcutt Co. owns Perkins, so they decide when to do the renovations, but it usually happens around every seven years,” she said. “It didn’t take very long, because there was separate crews for everything; one (crew) for painting, one (crew) for the carpet, and the staff helped out with the cleaning as well.”

Schweigert said customers have also noticed the changes.

“Everyone who has noticed has told me that they love the new changes, and that it makes the rooms look brighter and bigger,” she said.

The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce presented the Progress Award to the Perkins Restaurant and Bakery for its updated look two weeks ago.

“This isn’t the first time Perkins has received this award, but we were all very excited when the chamber presented it to us again,” Schweigert said.

The Progress Award can be awarded to new businesses that come to the area, as well as already existing Worthington Chamber businesses that have made “progress” in their business that would benefit the community.

Schweigert also promoted Perkins’ new discount program, MyPerkins, that customers can now receive through their email.

“People automatically get 20 percent off their next purchase just for signing, but they will also receive coupons through their email that customers can print out or just show us on their phone to get the discount,” Schweigert said.

For more information on how to sign up for the discount program, visit

Daily Globe Reporter Erin Trester may be reached at 376-7322.

Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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