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Mr. Perkins is a staple for southern food, community in Milwaukee

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2024
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If you’re looking for a home away from home, look no further than Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant. While the fried chicken and collard greens are rave-worthy, the real showstopper at this 55-year-old establishment is the customer service. When the restaurant, located on the corner of West Atkinson Avenue and North 20th Street, opened in 1969, owners Willie Sr. and Hilda Perkins created a family feeling that brings in regulars and even politicians and celebrities like Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. A staple for the Black community in Milwaukee, the restaurant...

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