We are temporarily closed.

Needless to say that right after our Diner's temporary closing we donated all the food in stock to the Meals On Wheels Philanthropic Organization.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon. We are currently working hard to implement safety measures including plexiglass dividers, touchless restroom fixtures, sanitizing stations and daily temperature checks for our employees. Our customers' and teams health and safety is of paramount importance to us. Thank you for your support and business for the last 23 years. Stay safe and be well!




WHAT IS AT STAKE

Local, independent restaurants are the backbone of our communities, tourism, and redevelopment in every corner of the U.S. We directly employ over 11 million people across the country, and indirectly employ hundreds of million of workers up and down the food supply and delivery chain -- from growers, packers, fisherman, linen services, delivery people and more -- who depend on the continued revenue of restaurants to stay in business.

We contribute $1 trillion to our economy, and represent 4% of our GDP. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are closed for business. As of today, up to seven million people have been laid off, and millions of our suppliers will have their bills go unpaid, creating an unprecedented trickle down effect of economic damage to local restaurants and the small businesses that rely on them. We are the lifeblood of our economy and our communities, and we need help.

Independent restaurants are small businesses. But, unlike many other small businesses, our cash flow is completely dependent on current business. The bills from 45 days ago are paid with revenue earned today. If there is no revenue, those bills go unpaid. Independent restaurants estimate that there needs to be a minimum of $150 billion cash flow just to pay our current bills, rent, and taxes - and that's before we pay our employees, who are the front line of service in this hospitality industry and the backbone to the local economies our businesses sustain.

In the financial meltdown of 2008, the federal government bailed out institutions that were "too big to fail" while paying too little attention to the workers who needed help the most. Today, in the case of independent restaurants, "there are too many to fail."

Providing economic assistance for the independent restaurant industry is one of the most critical investments to bring our economy back, and the most visible step to give all Americans confidence that we will all come out of this. We are uniquely positioned for quick, efficient distribution of funds to tens of millions of workers up and down the food supply and delivery chain and can play a critical role in the swift administration of the federal government's relief efforts during COVID-19.