One of the last of its kind: Woolworth’s Diner


It’s one of the last of its kind.

One of only two Woolworth Luncheonette counters left in America, and it’s right here in our community.

“We want the whole time that they’re here to be an experience.  Not just a burger or not just a soda pop, but an experience of maybe the way things use to be,” said Jeremy Trammell, co-owner of Woolworth’s Diner.

Tucked in the corner of the old F.W. Woolworth five-and-dime sits a 74 foot lunch counter, dishing up American classics much like it did in the 1950’s.

“It’s simple.  It’s good.  It’s fresh.  That’s what people love about it,” said Joseph Trammell, co-owner of Woolworth’s Diner.

“We take a lot of pride in being fresh so we make our own products here.  We make our own pies, cakes, cookies lemonade, potato salad, macaroni salad, barbecue baked beans, everything is made in house,” Jeremy Trammell said.

Eight years ago the Trammell brothers signed on to help the retro diner’s legacy live on.

Their business plan, to make it feel like home to every customer who stops in.  

“That’s one of the biggest compliments on our food is when people will refer to it as – this tastes like when I was a kid,” Jeremy Trammell said.

But it’s about much more than food – it’s family.

“There’s a real friendliness and people start to learn eachother’s names, but they were strangers to each other six months ago.  They became friends just eating here at the same place,” Trammell said.

“You know when you come here they always make you feel welcome.  They make you feel at home,” said Silvia Hernandez, a customer.

“If you go back to the way they were doing it in the good ‘ol days, they were thinking about somebody not something.  They were thinking about somebody,” Trammell said.

“It reminds me of many fond memories growing up.  People need to know what enjoyable places these were,” said Marsha McKinney, another customer.

Woolworth’s Diner is open seven days a week 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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