Penny's Diner Wall

The Penny's Diner Story

In 1994, Avantic Lodging Enterprises began adding ’50s style diners to their hotels.  As the collection expanded, unique local names became more challenging to come up with. As a grand romantic gesture, the president of the company decided to name all new and existing restaurants after his wife, Penny. A pony-tailed waitress in a poodle skirt logo was designed, and a brand was born. 

With 27 restaurants across 15 states, Penny’s Diner is open 24 hours a day to provide excellent service for hotel guests and travelers with an appetite for a good meal. Fresh ingredients are used to produce American favorites like hamburgers, old-fashioned sundaes, and our famous malts —  all made from scratch. Known for our 1950’s style nostalgic memorabilia, Penny’s invites guests to take a seat at our sit-down counters, observe our line cooks through an open kitchen, and relive old memories while creating new ones.