A 1950s-themed dinner is coming soon to Whitehall Township.
Jordan Parkway Diner, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, is expected to open in about a month at 1162 MacArthur Road, owner Ledo Wally said.
The building, next to a newly renovated Dunkin’, previously housed other dining establishments, including Lehigh Valley Diner, Salt & Pepper Family Restaurant, and most recently Mayuri Indian Cuisine.
“It’s going to be like the good old days,” Wally said. “We’ll be offering classic American cuisine and comfort food, plus an old-school vibe with classic cars on the walls and lots of bright colors.”
Wally, who recently rented an apartment in downtown Allentown, has been operating restaurants since 2003, most recently opening Dad’s Garage Grill & Burger House in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, seven years ago.
At Jordan Parkway Diner, he plans to offer a wide assortment of made-to-order meals, including main dishes such as burgers, sandwiches and wraps, as well as entrees such as meatloaf, chops pork, prime rib, turkey stuffing, haddock, crab cakes and hand-dipped fish and chips.
He has enlisted a longtime chef from the recently closed Nick’s Diner in Allentown to lead the culinary team, which will also prepare all-day breakfast options such as egg trays, omelettes, pancakes and breads. Golden.
Customers will also enjoy an assortment of desserts, including cakes, pies and chilled treats such as sundaes, milkshakes and floats (made with Hershey’s ice cream), Wally said.
The restaurant, tentatively scheduled to operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, will provide seating for approximately 115 customers in booths, tables with chairs and a food counter.
The remodeled space will feature new wallpaper, tile floors, granite countertops and kitchen amenities, Wally said.
Externally, upgrades will include new lighting, signage and painted red and blue stripes across the upper facade.
“We completely transform the building,” Wally said. “It’s going to be beautiful.”