River Road’s Empress Diner to Celebrate Fifty Years

River Road Improvement Corp.
By River Road Improvement Corp. June 27, 2015 01:52

River Road’s Empress Diner to Celebrate Fifty Years

River Road’s Empress Diner to Celebrate Fifty YearsSeveral businesses on River Road have celebrated milestone anniversaries throughout the years.  Empress Diner will join their ranks over Fourth of July weekend by celebrating their fiftieth anniversary.  Family owned and operated since their opening in 1965, Empress Diner has been providing service with a smile and bringing patrons fresh made food favorites.  Owner John Melissas, who has worked at Empress since he was thirteen stated, “The best thing about a family owned place is that everything is made from scratch and from the heart.”

River Road’s Empress Diner to Celebrate Fifty YearsOver the years, Empress has seen its share of changes.  In 2000, the diner received a complete remodel of the interior and exterior of the restaurant.  Last year, the Empress Diner introduced online ordering and delivery to their repertoire October of last year.  Empress employee, Sean said, “It took a good five or six months to take off.  Now it’s great!”  The diner finds that with these new services, they are able to cater to more local businesses as well as the general public in Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hawthorne and Elmwood Park.

For all the changes that the Empress Diner has seen over the years, one thing remains the same: the recipe for their cheesecake!  Made famous for their cheesecake, Empress has not changed their recipe one iota since they first started making it.  In honor of fact, the diner will be offering a free slice of cheesecake with any order of an entrée of $10.00 or more on Friday, July 3rd, Saturday, July 4th and Sunday, July 5th.  Empress Diner will also be offering $2.00 wine specials on all Canyon Road wines to mark this special occasion.

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