http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/3945977654_787176dd27.jpg

 

http://www.route66h-d.com/images/pages/5diner/5diner-3.jpg

 

http://www.kingbsigns.com/gallery/Rt_66/

 

Google e.g. "abandoned diner + Your state"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A diner is a prefabricated restaurant building characteristic of North America, especially in the Midwest, in New York City, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and in other areas of the Northeastern United States, although examples can be found throughout the United States, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Some people apply the term not only to the prefabricated structures, but also to restaurants that serve cuisine similar to traditional diner cuisine even if they are located in more traditional types of buildings. Diners are characterized by offering a wide range of foods, mostly American, a casual atmosphere, a counter, and late operating hours. "Classic American Diners" are often characterized by an exterior layer of stainless steel—a feature unique to diner architecture.

 

 

Time to pull over for a meal!

 

You need a pit stop, and decide on a classic American diner for a meal and a rest. It is still quite early, and you opt for a full stack of American pancakes, served with maple syrup, fresh orange juice, and coffee served from those typical thick, white coffee mugs. Satisfied with life, you remember passing the old, run-down restaurant a few miles back. "Wouldn't it be cool to buy an old restaurant, and design a concept that is uniquely ours?!?" You cotton on to the idea, and start scribbling on the place mats.All have ideas, and a concept bar/restaurant is born!

 

Before hitting the road again, you have a plan, and the ideas are distributed as follows:

 

Place mat 1: notes for menus

 

Place mat 2: entertainment

 

Place mat 3:Wall of Fame

 

Place mat 4: the concept/theme/design for the diner

 

 

 

 

Design-a-Diner

 

You are to design a concept/theme diner, and also add an area for entertainment.

 

The group members are TOGETHER responsible for presenting the diner, including:

  • - design (outside and floor plan)
  • - theme (reasons for choice)
  • - exact location (also GPS location, google streetview image)
  • - wall of fame (make a physical/visual digital wall of famous people who have visited your diner. Each group member is responsible for 300 words on the person/group. Images, links to relevant material/sources)
  • menus (each group member is responsible for ONE day. Images? Create ansd use a standard menu design for your diner?)
  • entertainment (each group member is responsible for ONE evening (or other options). Band posters? Links?)

 

 

Problems finding a GPS fix?

 

Try here: http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html