Thursday, April 17, 2014
Maine Diner expects to serve its 6 millionth customer next week.
The diner opened 29 years ago on Route 1 in Wells. It apparently took the blue-and-white eatery 12 years to serve its first one million customers.
It hit 2 million four years later, and has averaged a million customers every three-and-a-half years since then.
What will that lucky 6 millionth customer get? Gift certificates, flowers, gift cards, food from different vendors, and a cake.
Everyone else who descends on the diner like lemmings on crack between now and then will get a raffle ticket for a $1,000 vacation voucher from AAA. The drawing will be held when that 6 millionth customer walks through the door.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.