Franks Diner, the oldest diner in the U.S. and located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will be featured on the Food Network's “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” next week.
This isn’t the diner's first appearance on the Food Network, however. It will be appearing for a second time on Aug. 20 at 8 p.m.
Kevin Ervin and his wife, Julie Rittmille, have owned Franks Diner, which opened in 1926, for ten years and say it's been a “wild ride.”
"It's great, a great feeling to know that you're really part of a community. People expect you to be here and they want you here," Ervin said.
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Kenosha is home to 99,688 people and now the diner will be welcoming the entire world into their kitchen.
"Franks Diner has always been a place where everyone’s view can be expressed and people go to talk over all types of issues. The comfortable atmosphere and excellent food make for a fun place to be. Frank’s Diner is a staple of the community and a great example of the strength of Kenosha,” Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian said in a statement.
People come from all over to taste some of their specialties, including the “garbage plate,” Ervin said. The dish is a mashup of hash brown, eggs, meat and a choice of veggies and cheese.