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Milk and eggs anyone?: Peterborough Diner’s Tuesday food delivery going cheap on Wednesday after restaurant closures

  • Peterborough Diner Assistant Manager Natasha White and her mother, Manager Wendy White, are selling the diner's surplus eggs and milk to residents, as they brace for a slow-down of customers while switching to take-out and delivery only. Staff photo by Ashley Saari

  • Peterborough Diner Assistant Manager Natasha White and her mother, Manager Wendy White, are selling the diner's surplus eggs and milk to residents, as they brace for a slow-down of customers while switching to take-out and delivery only. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Peterborough Diner Assistant Manager Natasha White and her mother, Manager Wendy White, are selling the diner's surplus eggs and milk to residents, as they brace for a slow-down of customers while switching to take-out and delivery only. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 3/18/2020 2:56:23 PM

The Peterborough Diner received its regular deliveries on Monday, just in time for local restaurants to be forced to change up how they serve their customers.

On a normal weekday, the diner would turn over between 60 and 80 customers, and weekends are even busier. On Wednesday, however, the second day the diner switched to a takeout and delivery model, the restaurant was empty.

Manager Wendy White said reliable regulars have stayed loyal, and the diner was able to successfully get food out the door, but their fresh delivery of supplies is expected to outweigh the demand.

Her daughter Natasha White, assistant manager, said she suggested the diner make the excess available to the public. 

“People on Facebook, everyone’s saying, they’re out of the staples, out of milk, out of bread, out of eggs. If it’s going to go to waste, why not give people the opportunity to buy what they need?” Natasha White said.

The diner put up a sign, offering a dozen eggs for $2 and a gallon of milk for $3. And despite the odd grocery location, Wendy White said they’ve had takers.

“This kind of thing really makes you think about how we take some things for granted,” Wendy White said. “I went to Market Basket, and there was no eggs. So, if this is able to help someone, that’s what we’re trying to do.”

While restaurants are unable to serve sit-down meals, the Peterborough Diner is offering take-out meals to both call-in and walk-in diners, and delivery to the Peterborough area. To order, call 924-6202.




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20 Grove St.
Peterborough, NH 03458
603-924-7172

 

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