The year 2022 is coming to an end, and what an eventful year it has been!
We started out on the heels of Covid-19, with the end of restrictions that were especially challenging to the restaurant industry. We stood by the governments restrictions with solidarity and heartfelt compassion for those individuals which were lost to Covid-19 and their loved ones, who had to endure through the heartache.
As spring came, a sense of optimism was in the air and new hope that we would once again regain our freedom and catch up on the time that was lost during lockdown. Guests were eager to come out and experience new things and we felt overwhelmed by the support that we received from our many loyal patrons. It was truly an honor to be able to see the level of support which we received.
It quickly became apparent that our former location was not big enough to handle the amount of visitors we were receiving daily, and that it was time to expand. Luckily, we were able to find a new home for The Midwestern Diner. It took many months of hard work to transform the building on Kultorvet 15 to a place which we could call home. Construction was carried on from A-Z, literally from architects to carpenters, masons, plumbers, electricians and even zoning permit advisors. It took about 6 months to open the doors to our new location, which upgraded our capacity from 30 seats to over 100 seats.
This also meant that we had to expand our team and bring new people on board. We were lucky enough to find new team members who believe in our dream of creating a casual American dining experience. A passion to create a fun place for families with children, couples on dates sharing a milkshake, and friends that want to have a meal together to catch up on each others lives. Creating the right atmosphere can only be done by the right team, and we are truly blessed to have found individuals who put their hearts into the restaurant, everyday.
There are not many more things which we could wish for this Christmas. We look forward to a new year with peace and love, where people can live freely and everyday is pancake day!
Lulie and Sam Mamuti
THE MIDWESTERN DINER