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‘It’s going to get better’: Local restaurant owner talks safety, buying a business amid pandemic

Wayne Walburg, who has been working in the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery family for about 50 years, bought one of the eateries in the middle of a pandemic, which is no easy task.

Just before he took over the Winter Park location, businesses had to shut down. “We shut down the restaurant right around the 17th of March, if I remember correctly,” Walburg said.

The restaurant didn’t reopen until mid-May. It brought back 31 of its 39 employees, and Walburg hopes to bring the rest back soon.

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