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OK Diner

OK Diner
Type Privately Owned Restaurant Chain
Genre Chain of roadside restaurants
Founded North-west and Midlands, England in 1990s
Founders City Centre Restaurants
Headquarters Middlewich, Cheshire, England
Website Official website

The OK Diner is a privately owned roadside restaurant chain in the United Kingdom. The restaurants have a retro, 1950s-style, American diner theme with popular 50s music, chequerboard flooring, booth seating, plenty of chrome details and 50s memorabilia on the walls.[1][2] The concept was created by John Roebuck and Tony Horsfall for City Centre Restaurants (now The Restaurant Group) and was sold to co-directors Ian Hendry and Dafydd Poole following a management buy-out in January 2001.[3][4][5][6]

As of August 2011, the chain has eight operating restaurants.[7] Thieves stole the safe from the Leominster branch in September 2014.[8]

Menu

The menu served consists of popular diner favourites such as burgers, hot dogs, grills, cooked breakfasts, thick shakes and desserts. Since 2012, burritos have been added to the menu. In traditional diner style, tea, filter coffee and soft drinks are all refilled free of charge. Root beer and floats are also available. There is also a children’s menu for children under 10 years of age, off which kids eat free when an adult gets a full meal.[9] Full English Breakfasts are served as well.[10]

Current Locations

The OK Diner chain has eight restaurants as of September 2011.[7]

Former Locations

References

  1. ^ "OK Diner". Evening Gazette (Gazette Media Company Limited). 2 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  2. ^ Bicknell, Gareth (28 May 2005). "It's OK by name... and OK by nature". Daily Post (Liverpool, England) (MGN Ltd). Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  3. ^ "OK diner attacks roadside market". Caterersearch (Reed Business Information). 26 July 2001. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Group Restaurateur of the Year". Caterersearch (Reed Business Information). 21 October 2003. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Restaurant Group (The)". Caterersearch (Reed Business Information). 9 August 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  6. ^ "Cafe group steps up sale programme". BBC News. 28 March 2001. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  7. ^ a b "Where we are". OK Diner. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/regional/herefordshire/11498487.Ham_burglar_strikes_Leominster__39_s_OK_Diner/
  9. ^ "Menu". OK Diner. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.ifancyafryup.co.uk/cafes/england/herefordshire/leominster/ok-diner.html

External links

  • "OK Diner website". Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
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