Lyndon Quinn was first introduced to the diner business as a young boy. His father, William J Quinn, owned Bill's Diner a 1961 Silk City on Lancaster's Dillersville Avenue.
Extremely dedicated and determined, Lyndon took over in 1978 moving Bill's Diner to Route 72 on the south edge of Manheim. Lyndon was so anxious and excited to open his own diner. However, two days before the grand opening Lyndon received news that his dreams had burnt up in flames. How devastating to put so much time and money into your dreams for it to be burnt down. Well that did not stop Lyndon Quinn. If anything, it made him stronger.
Lyndon finally opened with a new name - Lyndon Diner. It quickly became popular for the crab cake dinners, delicious breakfast and homemade bakery items. Customers loved to come in and sit at the counter to watch Lyndon use one hand to crack 4 eggs between each of his fingers. What can you say, he is great at what he does!
Lyndon's heart and soul was in his diner business. In 1991, he decided to expand by setting a brand new diner built by DeRaffele on a higher foundation. This added more tables along with more beautiful stainless steel.
In 1993, Lyndon's father, William J. Quinn Jr, passed away. Most men cannot handle the stress of such a loss while still keeping the business running at its best. No matter how many struggles Lyndon has faced he always comes out stronger.
Lyndon worked long and hard for twelve years without a single day off. He did however meet the woman of his dreams in the process - Crystal Quinn. They became a team and decided to open a second diner in 1997. Lyndon contracted with DeRaffele to totally renovate the old Elby's on Manheim Pike, making it a 195 seater metropolitan retro diner with a brilliant reflective exterior created by a mirror-finish stainless steel facade.
In 2005, Lyndon sold his first diner in Manheim sending all of his attention to his vastly growing business in Lancaster. Lyndon City Line Diner was named best breakfast and best diner year upon year in different magazines and newspapers. Nothing could stop Lyndon from moving forward. Lyndon completely remodeled the inside of Lancaster's location, to make it more modern while keeping his retro diner theme surrounded in mirror-finish stainless steel.
In 2008, Lyndon bought his first liquor license for Lyndon City Line Diner making wine, beer and liquor available. Now he has a diner with unbeatable food and prices where you can also enjoy a nice cocktail, beer or glass of wine.
Stepping forward again, he decided to buy another diner in York formerly known as The Starlite Diner. Lyndon bought this diner and renamed it The Lyndon Diner. This new diner, like the Lyndon City Line Diner in Lancaster, has a liquor license allowing him to create the same unique atmosphere in both locations.
While continuing to look forward, Lyndon has never lost site of his origins. His menus say, "Remembering you always, Dad" and carry on the recipes which brought his success. Both diners have huge menus with affordable prices.
Lyndon has been slaving in the kitchen for over 30 years and has become a well known entrepreneur for his spectacular food, huge menu, and unbeatable prices. Lyndon will forever have his heart in his diner business, as his father did years ago.