Diner EZ Trivia Quizzes
What do you know about Diners?
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first diner was a horse-drawn wagon equipped to serve hot food to
employees of the Providence Journal, in Providence, Rhode Island, in
Walter Scott done before starting the diner wagon?
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Commercial production of lunch wagons began in Worcester,
Massachusetts, in 1887, by Thomas Buckley and was very successful.
What was the name of his wagons?
"Snowy Home Cafe"
"White House Cafe"
received the first patent (1891) for the diner. He built his "fancy
night cafes" and "night lunch wagons" in the Worcester area until
Who received the
first patent in 1891?
4) They produced 2,000 diners
from 1917 to 1941 with only six estimated to still be standing. As
the number of seats increased, wagons gave way to pre-fabricated
buildings made by many of the same manufacturers who had made the
wagons. Like the lunch wagon, a diner allowed one to set up a food
service business quickly using pre-assembled constructs and
What the name of
the diner company?
The Rodney White Diner Company of Lumberport,
The John Baker Diner Company of Williamsburg,
The Jerry O'Mahoney Diner Company of
Elizabeth, New Jersey
5) Until the Great Depression,
most diner manufacturers and their customers were located in the
Northeast. Diner manufacturing suffered with other industries in the
Depression, though not as much as others, as people still had to
eat, and the diner offered a less expensive way of getting into the
restaurant business as well as less expensive food than more formal
6) Businesses that called
themselves diners but which were built onsite and not prefabricated
began to appear.
these larger establishments become known as?
7) The original diners (as
opposed to "dining wagons") were actual dining cars on railways.
When a dining car was no longer fit for service, it was often
employed as a cheap restaurant at a (stationary) location near a
train station or along the side of the railroad at some other
8) During 1970s, what happened
to the design of diners. Newly-constructed diners lost their narrow,
stainless steel, streamlined appearance, and grew into much bigger
buildings, though often still made of several pre-fabricated modules
and assembled on site and still manufactured by the old line diner
9) Diner Lingo is a kind of
verbal shorthand used by cooks and chefs in diners and diner-style
restaurants, as well as Waffle Houses.
In Diner Lingo,
what is Adam's Ale?
What was nickname for diners?
1) B. 2) B. 3) A.
4) C. 5) True 6) B.
7) True 8) True
9) C. 10) A.
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