The Original Mels Diner to Open on December 19!
You may have noticed that the former Carrow’s Restaurant at 15011 Hesperian Boulevard (at East 14th St) has been changing over the past several months. Inside and out, the building has received improvements, and on December 19, the iconic Original Mels diner will open its doors to customers. An American fixture at their original location in San Francisco since 1947, the distinctive diner gained significant traction after appearing in George Lucas’s 1973 cult classic American Graffiti, and has been expanding its franchise ever since.
The improvements at their San Leandro location reflect an investment of $450,000, and the establishment was able to participate in the City’s Commercial Rehabilitation program to help enhance the exterior. The menu is extensive and made up of American diner-fare, including all-day breakfast, 24 hamburger varieties, as well as a multitude of shakes, malts, and sundaes.