I have a deep love for diners, and I always felt weird for getting so excited over them, while everyone else I know never understood why. I'm glad I found this gem of a blog! Thank you for all you do. You're awesome!
Thank you, you gem of a follower! We really appreciate it. It has been just as exciting for us to learn that we’re not alone in our love for diners, either.
Read more about that here, in a brief profile on our project from Chronogram magazine. Here’s an excerpt: “This project has struck a chord with so many people [because] in every cup of coffee, stack of pancakes, or ice cream sundae, readers can find a bit of themselves.”
Do you only feature diners from New York and New Jersey? I live on the East Cost, but I would love to see some diners from different states! :)
Hi there! Great question, and thanks for following Diner Porn.
We are by no means limited to New York and New Jersey, and we’d love to travel more and expand our archive (in fact, we’re currently trying to plan a road trip of diners across America and we hope to collect the stories and images in book form).
However, you may have noticed that there are currently no ads or promotions on the site—right now, we make exactly zero dollars from this project. We don’t exactly have a travel budget, so we do our best with what’s accessible to us. We continue because we love it just as much as we did when we started—sharing your passion with thousands of people is just so much fun.
We do hope to one day monetize the project, because it will allow us more time and freedom to cover more diners in diverse areas (if there’s anything we’ve learned from kicking it into high gear on Instagram it’s that there are “American diners” all over the world). We just want to make sure we’re doing it in the right way—a way that maintains the focus that’s made Diner Porn special, a focus on communities brought together by food, and not simply the food itself.
Long story short—we’re trying. Stay tuned.
Just wanted to let you know that the sandwich you mention in the Square Diner post is called the Teddy's Special, not the Tommy's special, named after the owner, Teddy, who created it :)
Thank you for the correction! We shall fix it right away. Happy weekend!