The Fabulous 50s Diner prides itself on two things as its motto states, “Good food year round,” and keep it affordable.
General Manager Charlie Bracken strives to build a family oriented business with a reasonably priced menu. It is a “cooked to order” menu that serves breakfast all day long and a special of the week.
There are a wide variety of items, from traditional burgers and hot dogs to enchiladas and chile rellenos.
The diner contains a full soda shop that serves milkshakes, floats, smoothies, banana splits, 28 flavors of ice cream — made by Blue Bell and three non-sugar flavors.
A Build-Your-Own-Burger and Build-Your-Own-Salad bar is loaded with toppings to choose from. Bracken also makes soup from his own personal recipes.
The diner opened under its current name in 2008. Owners Peter and Loretta Olivas have known Bracken for many years. A few years ago, Bracken was working for the original owner, who wanted to return to Texas and sell the business. Bracken and Olivas “put all the cards on the table to make that happen,” Bracken said.
“I am trying to build myself up and prove myself to others in the community,” Bracken said, who has many years of experience in the restaurant business.