WELLS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A York County landmark is celebrating a big birthday, and got some extra help from Augusta today.
The Maine Diner is 30 years old this year. Governor Paul LePage stopped by for coffee on Thursday to add his own congratulations. The Diner was started in February of 1983 by Dick Henry and his brother.
Despite the location on busy Route One, Henry says it still took them twelve years to reach a million customers. But service speeded up after that.
Diner managers say they've now served more than six million customers. He says the place can get pretty busy some days."... we've progressed from starting with forty people the first day and now we're doing, in high volume (days), 120 meals an hour for 90 seats," says Henry. He credits food and service for their success...and his staff, which he called "the greatest in the world."