Silver Diner

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Silver Diner
Founded1989 (1989)
FoundersRobert Giaimo & Ype Von Hengst
HeadquartersRockville, Maryland, U.S.
Number of locations
15 (August 2016)[1]
Area served
Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey
Number of employees

Silver Diner is an American restaurant chain with locations in the eastern United States (Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey). Its corporate headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland.[2][3]


Silver Diner Exterior View
A free-standing Silver Diner in Richmond, VA.
Silver Diner Interior View
The interior of a Silver Diner.
Silver Diner in BWI Airport
The Silver Diner in BWI Airport.
A look inside Metro Diner Cafe
A Metro Diner Cafe.

In 1989, Robert Giaimo and Ype Von Hengst opened the original Silver Diner in Rockville, Maryland. This original location has annual sales of $6 million and remains one of the busiest restaurants of its size in the United States.[4] Silver Diner Development, Inc. operates 15 restaurants in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States with locations in New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia, and employs more than 1,100 people.

In 2007, Silver Diner established its first airport location with the opening of its sixteenth restaurant in the AirMall at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).[5]


  1. ^ "Locations". Silver Diner. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "The American Diner - Michael Karl Witzel - Google Books". Retrieved 2014-07-13.
  3. ^ "Every Business Needs an Angel: Getting the Money You Need to Make Your ... - John May, Cal Simons - Google Books". 2001-12-18. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
  4. ^ Washington Business Journal, Silver Diner finds gold in ‘Fresh & Local’
  5. ^ Aviation Pros, Silver Diner brings retro look to BWI.

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