MUSIC from the ’70s fills the air. Red, white and blue seating, spotless checkered black and white floor, steel-top tables and Frankie’s ginger beer cold in the fridge as the aroma of steaks and hamburgers being prepared is wafting through the air.
The American diner and roadhouse, Grillers, is not only a place to eat but an experience that takes you to another time and place.
In 2008, Grillers opened its doors for the first time after co-owners Andre Castelein and Alan Clarke saw a gap in the market and loved the idea of an American-styled diner.
“We did our research to the type of colours that were used, to the checkered floor, sugar shakers and table tops to really give it an American theme,” said Clarke.
According to Clarke the eatery is a true American diner in every form. “It is a way for the working class to have an affordable meal away from home,” he said.
Clarke said that it was important that Grillers offered good value for money, listened to what the customers wanted and could tap into that what the customers wanted.
Being a family-orientated business, Grillers also has a kiddies’ room that offers entertainment for the kids in the form of video arcade games and a jungle gym. They also host kiddies parties.
The customer is important to the staff at Grillers. Clarke believes that the success or failure of a business depends on the customer and keeping them happy.
The diner not only offers good value for food but they also offer a wide selection from sandwiches to pastas and curries.
The roadhouse offers convenience. Unlike most roadhouses, customers can even order the daily specials from the comfort of their vehicle.The Grillers diner is open from 8.30am to 10pm and the roadhouse from 10am to 10pm.