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What designates a restaurant for sale as a diner for sale?  It could be the wide range of food offered (though specializing in American cuisine is a given).  It could be the casual atmosphere or counter service. It could also be related to the hours.  Most restaurants in America that classify themselves as diners for sale work late hours or even around the clock.

Diners have been part of the American restaurant history since the 1920's when many of these were actually prefabricated offsite in factories (like mobile homes or today's tiny house craze).  They were then taken to the site and dropped, often by rail car or truck which meant most of these restaurants were long and narrow. 

Quick food fast -- these diners for sale are early precursors to fast food.  The standard food consisted of all American classics like hamburgers, fries, club sandwiches, and other simple and inexpensive foods including breakfast nearly 24 hours a day.  It is common to see milkshakes prepared on-site along with pie under glass and other sweet dessert offerings.  The restaurant brokers still see diners for sale that originate from the 1920 or 1940s but many more examples of this cuisine operate today in nice modern buildings.

Wikipedia reports that the first diner in America was created in 1872 by Walter Scott, who sold food out of a horse-pulled wagon to employees of the Providence Journal in Rhode Island.  They say that "Scott's diner can be considered the first diner with "walk-up" service, as it had windows on each side of the wagon."  

It wasn't long until lunch wagons were produced commercially.  In 1887, Thomas Buckley became known for his "White House Cafe" wagons. The concept was patented in 1893 for a concept he called the "Night-Lunch Wagon."

Today's diners for sale have many things in common with the history of the American restaurant scene including nearly 24 hours service, inexpensive food targeted to American taste, and lots of hot coffee. 

Diner for Sale

Profitable sandwich franchise for sale in Austin Metro

Profitable sandwich franchise for sale in Austin Metro

Listing Id:8628 Lease Term:expires April 2.. Monthly Rent$6200, Sq.ft.1800,
Two Austin Bakeries for sale! $250,000 SDE in 2021.

Two Austin Bakeries for sale! $250,000 SDE in 2021.

Listing Id:8598 Lease Term:expires June 20.. Monthly Rent$2500,4421, Sq.ft.850,1200,
Restaurant for Sale in Richmond VA, Bring all offers!

Restaurant for Sale in Richmond VA, Bring all offers!

Listing Id:8583 Lease Term:May 2022 Monthly Rent$1333.00, Sq.ft.500,
Bring your own concept to this Restaurant for Sale in Hinckley, IL!

Bring your own concept to this Restaurant for Sale in Hinckley, IL!

Listing Id:8534 Lease Term:Up for renewal .. Monthly Rent$1000.00, Sq.ft.3500,
Cafe Style Restaurant for Sale

Cafe Style Restaurant for Sale

Listing Id:8531 Lease Term:May 30th 2022 Monthly Rent$3200, Sq.ft.1100,
Marquee Restaurant for Sale available in West Austin!

Marquee Restaurant for Sale available in West Austin!

Listing Id:8402 Lease Term:expires August .. Monthly Rent$9000, Sq.ft.3500,
Restaurant For Sale with Full Bar Priced for Quick sale

Restaurant For Sale with Full Bar Priced for Quick sale

Listing Id:8358 Lease Term:September 2024 Monthly Rent$6000, Sq.ft.5500,
Turn Key Asian Restaurant for Sale

Turn Key Asian Restaurant for Sale

Listing Id:8356 Lease Term:Expires August .. Monthly Rent$2500, Sq.ft.1500,
Profitable and Iconic  Marietta GA Casual Dining Restaurant For Sale

Profitable and Iconic Marietta GA Casual Dining Restaurant For Sale

Listing Id:8254 Lease Term:,Expires 12/21/.. Monthly Rent$4630, Sq.ft.1924,
Brand new 2nd generation Restaurant Space for Sale in South Austin.

Brand new 2nd generation Restaurant Space for Sale in South Austin.

Listing Id:8221 Lease Term:expires 2030 Monthly Rent$4000, Sq.ft.1200,
Well Established Family Diner for Sale in Pinellas County

Well Established Family Diner for Sale in Pinellas County

Listing Id:8150 Lease Term:Expires 2026 Monthly Rent$3000, Sq.ft.2500,
Real estate included Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant for Sale

Real estate included Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant for Sale

Listing Id:8132 Lease Term:Real Estate Inc.. Monthly RentNA Sq.ft.2635,
Small Town Restaurant and Bar for Sale at Great Price!

Small Town Restaurant and Bar for Sale at Great Price!

Listing Id:8061 Lease Term:To be negotiate.. Monthly Rent$1800, Sq.ft.966,
Profitable GA Diner for Sale is Home-Cooking up Six-Figures

Profitable GA Diner for Sale is Home-Cooking up Six-Figures

Listing Id:7944 Lease Term:Expires May 31,.. Monthly Rent$3508, Sq.ft.1458,
Very Popular Greek Restaurant for Sale in Lee County

Very Popular Greek Restaurant for Sale in Lee County

Listing Id:7883 Lease Term:expires July 20.. Monthly Rent$$ 4150, Sq.ft.1000,
Restaurant for Sale in Austin TX - Massive 5106 SqFt Space

Restaurant for Sale in Austin TX - Massive 5106 SqFt Space

Listing Id:7373 Lease Term:expires August .. Monthly Rent$8700, Sq.ft.5106,
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