Willie Perkins Sr Archives

Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant celebrates 50 golden years

June 13, 2019

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Perkins family, along with close friends, family, community leaders, and many long-time customers celebrated the 50th golden anniversary of Milwaukee’s premier soul food institution, Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant. Originally founded in 1969 by Hilda and Willie Perkins, Sr. at 1943 W. Atkinson Ave., the first location became much too… [Read More]

Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant celebrates golden anniversary

May 16, 2019

The year was 1969 and Hilda and Willie Perkins, Sr.’s dream to open a restaurant came true. The north side establishment at 1943 W. Atkinson Avenue, their first location, very quickly became too small, to accommodate the already loyal customer base. So, they moved a short distance away to the current location at 2001 W…. [Read More]