Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American fare and drinks at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, valid at the Topeka and Lawrence locations.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery fills rumbly tummies with American breakfast, lunch, and dinner classics 24 hours a day in Lawrence and until 1 a.m. on the weekends in Topeka. Break fasts and pocket watches stuck on 6:42 a.m. with a plate of buttermilk pancakes made according to a secret recipe ($4.99 for five) or a signature omelet filled with a bevy of toothsome ingredients and served with two sides ($7.99–$8.99). Burger lovers can chew their way through a variety of ground-chuck patties, including the Tangler burger, piled high with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, crunchy fried onions, lettuce, and tomato, and slathered in a Grey Poupon bistro sauce ($8.19). The hearty Down Home meatloaf ($9.29) subdues substantial appetites with two beef-gravy-covered slices and two sides, surpassing pimento and lazy stepbrothers for the title of America’s favorite loaf.
Diners can slake their thirst with a full selection of Coca-Cola sodas ($2.09), regular or decaffeinated coffee ($1.79), and hand-dipped shakes or malts ($3.49) while perusing the capacious bakery menu, loaded with pies, tarts, and more. Free WiFi allows leisurely net surfing, and the 24-hour kitchen at the Lawrence location serves all menu items all day long, allowing such unorthodox decisions as midnight snacks at noon, dinner at dawn, and a breakfast, followed separately by a lunch, during brunch.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Perkins began as a single humble Ohio pancake house in 1958. More than 50 years––and 440 national locations––later, each Perkins restaurant stays true to its roots by keeping those signature buttermilk pancakes the focal point of a 90-plus-item menu. Cooks layer the popular flapjacks in stacks of two, three, or even five and make the fluffy towers all the more tempting with toppings such as glazed strawberries, whipped cream, or flavored syrups. Breakfast favorites—including hearty omelets and country benedicts—are served all day, meaning kids and adults can order short stacks to accompany their jumbo-shrimp or steak dinner, instead of smuggling them in under a stovepipe hat. Unlike most other chain restaurants, Perkins also features in-store bakeries that churn out the shop's real fruit and cream pies, muffins, and chocolate-chip cookies.