Last Thursday we learned that both Perkins restaurants in Rochester were closing and by Friday night their doors were closed for good. The news shocked the community and most of the employees. Approximately 60 people lost their jobs.

Speculation on what will replace them has already started on social media. The restaurants on our listeners' "wish list" include IHOP, Cracker Barrel, Waffle House and Cheesecake Factory.

So what will replace Perkins? We're not sure yet, but I'd bet on Perkins replacing Perkins. Every time I drove by those locations they were always packed. It's hard to understand how the restaurants weren't making money. I'm guessing the corporate offices know exactly how popular they were and will aggressively recruit another owner/operator to reopen the restaurants.