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BUSINESS UPDATE | Sneak peek inside the new Good Day Cafe, 2400 W. Washington Street

February 4, 2022 – West Bend, WI – It is a popular question regarding the status of the new Good Day Cafe, 2400 W. Washington Street, in West Bend, WI.

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Today WashingtonCountyInsider.com received the designs for the new business signs.

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The signs still have yet to be approved. It is interesting to note the owner is being told he has to remove the old oval Perkins sign. The cost to the business is $25,000.

Questions are being asked of aldermen about whether that sign was grandfathered in… similar to the sign being used at the old Skate Country which is being remodeled as the new ReStore.

The new sign design for Good Day Cafe also reportedly took away two parking spaces. More information will be posted when details become available.

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The Good Day Cafe has a majority of its interior remodeling completed and is now waiting on kitchen equipment.

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Good DayThe owner said the opening “keeps getting pushed back” as they wait on delivery of equipment.

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It was July 17, 2021 when the announcement was made on WashingtonCountyInsider.com that the location formerly home to Perkins Restaurant had been sold.

Kostas Katris, 50, owner of at least nine other establishments in the Fond du Lac area, is the new owner.Good Day Katris

“We’ll have a full menu for breakfast and lunch,” said Katris. “We’ll open around 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. and stay open until 3 p.m.”

The design of the new restaurant, according to Katris, was to “not look like Perkins.”

Katris has removed the green and yellow awnings from the exterior of the building. The doors out front are being replaced.

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Inside is a mix of rustic browns behind the front counter with walls the color of bright mustard yellow and burnt red and sheets of silver corrugated metal from the floor to the chair rail surrounding the interior.

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“We have new bathrooms, new ceilings, new kitchen equipment, new coolers…. we changed everything,” Katris said.

While the changeover has been noticeable, Katris said he is currently experiencing delays in shipping of some materials.

“I’m not sure we’ll get the shipments in time, but we’ll continue construction,” he said.

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Katris said there has been a delay in some of the kitchen equipment, however they are moving forward with hiring.

Open positions include bussers, greeter, servers, and wait staff. Contact 262-326-6000 to apply.

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Katris is originally from Greece. He came to the U.S. in 1988 when he was 17 years old. “I have a lot of people from West Bend come to Fond du Lac and Faros Restaurant,” he said.

The Katris family has been in the restaurant business for generations.

Katris listed the local restaurants he owns in the Fond du Lac area including Faros Restaurant & Cocktails in Fond du Lac, Sunset on the Water on Lake Winnebago, and Capones Bar & Restaurant in Malone.

Good Day Cafe will offer traditional American food with some Greek flare on the menu.

“I like the U.S. because there is opportunity,” he said. “You can start from zero and become whatever you want and there is no limit on how high you can get. For the working people that want to do better for their life America is the best country to be in.”

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