Norfolk’s first Perkins Restaurant and Bakery will open Sept. 23.
The 5,400-square-foot new restaurant, owned by franchisee Jim Rahfaldt of CyHawk Hospitality, will be located on the southeast corner of Highways 275 and 81 at 1229 W. Omaha Ave. It will seat 176 people, with two dining areas. The restaurant will be open from 5:30 a.m. to midnight with extended hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Rahfaldt said he expects to hire a combination of 120 full- and part-time employees to start out. He also owns five Perkins restaurants in Iowa and one in Independence, Mo. This is CyHawk Hospitality’s first Nebraska restaurant, but Rahfaldt said he is looking to expand into other towns, including Columbus, Fremont, Hastings and “maybe on the north side of Omaha.” The company is based in Sioux City.