We don't have a Perkins restaurant in the town I currently live in. When I lived in NYC, we didn't see any near us as well. I remember visiting them now and again when I was growing up. I remember that I always had to have something chocolate while there and in my memory their chocolate baked goods were always great.
Recently I was in the outskirts of Cincinnati, Ohio, for a convention and I went to a Perkins there twice. Each time I got a chocolate treat and sadly each time was I disappointed.
I'll try other chocolate things at the next Perkins we visit, I'm sure, they have a few others to think about, but my fond memories of these particular treats were better than the real deal this time.