America has around 3,000 diners. In New Jersey around 570 diners
operate, more than any other state. About half of all the towns
in New Jersey, 284, have at least one diner.
three major companies from the 1920s and 1930s still build
diners: Kullman, Paramount Diners, and DeRaffle Manufacturing
Company. DeRaffle is the only one not located in New Jersey;
it's based out of Rochelle, New York.
130, which runs from Carney's Point northeast to New Brunswick,
has more diners on it than any other road. It has almost
after the commercials set in Rosie's Diner ended, New Jersey
diners can still be seen on television and in movies. Scenes
from the movie "Boys on the Side" were filmed in
the Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights. On TV, a series of Tums
commercials were filmed in the Harris Diner in East Orange.
Diners even turn up in music. New Jersey native Jon
Bon Jovi put the Roadside Diner in Wall on the cover of
one of his albums.