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Community invited to Red Arrow Diner’s 100th anniversary celebration on Oct. 15

By Staff | Sep 24, 2022

The Red Arrow Diner has locations in Concord, Manchester, Londonderry and Nashua. The popular eatery is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. (Courtesy photo)

MANCHESTER – The Red Arrow Diner is inviting the community to celebrate its historic past and bright future at its outdoor 100th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The diner’s section of 61 Lowell St. – from Kosciuszko to Chestnut streets – will be closed to traffic, and all four Red Arrow Diner locations in Concord, Londonderry, Manchester and Nashua will be closed until 4 p.m. so employees may attend. All locations will open at 4 p.m. to accommodate normal operating hours.

The event will feature popular diner dishes, activities for kids and families, raffle prizes and games, music and on-site FrankFM radio broadcasting with Morning Show DJs Nazzy and Marissa.

Throughout the year, the Red Arrow Diner has been celebrating its establishment in 1922 with Diner Dish of the Decade promotions, recognizing 100 local businesses on its Facebook page, and sharing memories about its own history – and Manchester’s – on social media. This event is the grand finale of its anniversary festivities.

“We planned this celebration with our community in mind,” said Carol Lawrence, co-owner and president of Red Arrow Diner. “We are excited to welcome our friends – old and new – to sample our iconic dishes, enjoy kid-friendly entertainment, and make memories with us as we honor the owners and families who came before us, and celebrate the employees and customers who make the Red Arrow Diner a fun place to visit every day.”

The owners of the Red Arrow Diner were presented with the Manchester Historic Association Century Club Award during the 30th annual Historic Preservation Awards earlier this month. The Red Arrow Diner was established in 1922 at 61 Lowell St. in Manchester, and continues to operate 24 hours a day. It was named a City Landmark in 2000. Pictured receiving the award are, from left, Carol Lawrence, owner and president, George Lawrence, co-owner and vice president, and Amanda Wihby, co-owner and chief operations officer. (Courtesy photo)

Event entry is free, but anyone interested in sampling food must purchase a ticket for $5. All ticket sale proceeds will be directly donated to Waypoint New Hampshire. Tickets and the event menu are available online at www.redarrowdiner.com/100.

A privately held company based in Manchester, the Red Arrow Diner operates restaurants in Concord, Manchester, Londonderry and Nashua, which serve more than 500,000 breakfasts annually. The Manchester Red Arrow Diner was established in 1922 at 61 Lowell St. and continues to operate 24 hours a day. It was named a city landmark in 2000.

In addition to being honored with the Manchester Historic Association’s Century Club Award in 2022, and being named Business of the Year in 2019 by Business NH Magazine, the Red Arrow Diner has been featured on various nationally broadcasted television and radio shows, including the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, NBC’s JEOPARDY! and SiriusXM political channels Patriot (125) and Progress (127), as well as national publications, including USA Today and the Food Network Magazine.

The Red Arrow is an active community supporter providing countless volunteer hours, pro bono promotions and financial donations.

For information about the Red Arrow Diner, visit www.redarrowdiner.com.


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