Rosie’s Diner


Rosie’s Diner
Originally uploaded by Matt Stratton.

Carrie and I just had breakfast here (it’s just outside of Grand Rapids). We saw this place on Food Network.

We were pretty unimpressed with the food though.

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~ by Matt Stratton on August 31, 2007.

9 Responses to “Rosie’s Diner”

  1. They are a chain you know. We have one in COlorado too and I ate there a few weeks ago – not fantastic but I did enjoy the breakfast we had along with a very very very thick shake! I love the old dinner look though!

  2. This is the original though. It was moved there from New Jersey in 1991.

  3. hummmmmmmmmm ours said something like that too….I wonder who is the real first Rosies. Eather way yummy shake shake! It brought all teh boyz to the yard!

  4. Bummer. It looks awesome.

  5. Hmm…there may be a chain of “Rosie’s”, but it appears that this place is not connected to it – http://www.rosiesdiner.com/

    Welcome to Rosie’s Diner in Rockford, Michigan – the original queen of diners and the most famous diner in the world. Seen across America for decades, Rosie’s remains an authentic and original icon of the American road. The star of much-loved Bounty paper towel commercials with Nancy Walker as Rosie the Waitress, Rosie’s Diner is a familiar image in well-known photographs, familiar posters and on television. Most recently, Rosie’s is featured on the inaugural episode of Food Network’s new show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

  6. Hmm…there may be a chain of “Rosie’s”, but it appears that this place is not connected to it – http://www.rosiesdiner.com/

    Welcome to Rosie’s Diner in Rockford, Michigan – the original queen of diners and the most famous diner in the world. Seen across America for decades, Rosie’s remains an authentic and original icon of the American road. The star of much-loved Bounty paper towel commercials with Nancy Walker as Rosie the Waitress, Rosie’s Diner is a familiar image in well-known photographs, familiar posters and on television. Most recently, Rosie’s is featured on the inaugural episode of Food Network’s new show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

  7. I swear our’s had the same story in the menue about the paper towel lady and everything!

    I can’t find any evidence that they are in any way related though.

    I did find a LOT of Rosie’s Diners – so I suspect it’s just a popular diner name and the one in Colorado is a chain. 😉

    I ate at this one in Monument CO: http://www.coloradospringsweb.com/restaurant/Monument-CO/Rosie's-Diner

    Then there is an exact replica in Aurora:
    http://www.rosies-diner.com/index.htm

    I still love teh old diner look no matter were they are!

  8. Ah I think this artical explains some things:

    Rosie’s Diner sells
    Jerry Berta has told Roadside that he is finally ending a decade in the restaurant business. He has finally sold Rosie’s Diner to local restaurateur, Tami Fitzgerald of Cedar Springs, Michigan. Ms. Fitzgerald takes the spatula tomorrow.

    According to Jerry who spoke with us yesterday, Ms. Fitzgerald has years in the restaurant business behind her and possesses the necessary experience to keep Rosie’s viable and thriving well into the future. “I told her, ” Jerry revealed, “I want to be able to come here in twenty years with my grandchildren and tell them that I started this.” Ms. Fitzgerald also plans to reopen the mini-golf course that Jerry built behind the diners and will eventually turn the lights back on in the Deluxe Diner for more of a pub-style dining atmosphere.

    Jerry tells us that this will now free him to pursue a settlement with the restaurant concern in Denver that licensed the Rosie’s name for a proposed chain of twelve diners that has so far stopped at two.

    With the sale, Jerry will continue to operate his sculpture studio out of the Diner Store, the 1946 O’Mahony, that sits adjascent to Rosie’s. We wish Tami the best of luck. She’s got a tough act to follow.

    http://www.btwmagazine.com/archive/arch_200201.html

    Looks like the Michigan one is the “original” and that the Colorado ones were getting sewed for copying it. Dum dum dummmmmmmm

  9. Ah I think this artical explains some things:

    Rosie’s Diner sells
    Jerry Berta has told Roadside that he is finally ending a decade in the restaurant business. He has finally sold Rosie’s Diner to local restaurateur, Tami Fitzgerald of Cedar Springs, Michigan. Ms. Fitzgerald takes the spatula tomorrow.

    According to Jerry who spoke with us yesterday, Ms. Fitzgerald has years in the restaurant business behind her and possesses the necessary experience to keep Rosie’s viable and thriving well into the future. “I told her, ” Jerry revealed, “I want to be able to come here in twenty years with my grandchildren and tell them that I started this.” Ms. Fitzgerald also plans to reopen the mini-golf course that Jerry built behind the diners and will eventually turn the lights back on in the Deluxe Diner for more of a pub-style dining atmosphere.

    Jerry tells us that this will now free him to pursue a settlement with the restaurant concern in Denver that licensed the Rosie’s name for a proposed chain of twelve diners that has so far stopped at two.

    With the sale, Jerry will continue to operate his sculpture studio out of the Diner Store, the 1946 O’Mahony, that sits adjascent to Rosie’s. We wish Tami the best of luck. She’s got a tough act to follow.

    http://www.btwmagazine.com/archive/arch_200201.html

    Looks like the Michigan one is the “original” and that the Colorado ones were getting sewed for copying it. Dum dum dummmmmmmm

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