Golden Egg Pancake House is ready start flipping pancakes again soon. The original location, on the north side of Elkhart, closed in March as the Fotopoulos family prepared a new space at 305 N. Nappanee St., Elkhart.
It will open bright and early Monday morning with its large breakfast and lunch menu.
"We're gonna be good," said a tired George Fotopoulos early Friday morning, the day after the Elkhart County Health Department issued the license. "We're gonna be good."
The former Rax restaurant was most recently Shekinah Asian Grocery and Deli. It closed and the new owners took over.
They've been cleaning and remodeling the last month. "Four weeks of blood, sweat and tears," Fotopoulos said.
The beloved breakfast spot was on the north side of Elkhart near the Indiana Toll Road since it opened on Oct. 9, 2003. The family had previously opened George's Gyros in Elkhart on May 9, 1996, and continues to operate that.
The new restaurant looks smaller than the previous one, but it's not by much, Fotopoulos said. It has 14 fewer seats, but a huge kitchen.
Hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Fotopoulos said.
"We're stoked," he said.
Editor's note: The initial version of this story had tentative hours. This version has the hours the family settled on for the restaurant.