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Randy’s Diner History

Randy’s Diner came into being on May 5th 1997. The owners, Randall and Norma Vyverberg bought the restaurant from Martin Clement who had owned it by the name The Diner and later, Marty’s Diner. Over the years, the restaurant has also gone by the names Kings, Mr. Doolies and The Pigs Tie.

Before Randy’s Diner, Randy had worked in the food service industry since the age of 15. He has worked at The Clock, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Mr. Steak, Big Boy, Sue’s J&S Hamburg, Manistee Lake Resort and eight years at the Grand Traverse Resort. He has also completed management and food service courses at Northwestern Michigan College.

Norma’s background includes food service at TBA and working at the Grand Traverse Resort, Sue’s J&S Hamburg, Big Boy, The Elks Lodge and Bonanza.

Randy & Norma’s family have helped make Randy’s Diner a success! At least half of the employees are family!

Randy & Norma and their three children live in Kingsley, a short distance south of Traverse City. They attend Living Hope Church.