A lot of attention has come to the new world delivery company grub hub Uber eats and door Dash. These are innovative companies that have found ways to deliver food to homes and businesses without having to have the restaurants develop their own delivery systems. This benefits the companies that do the deliveries the most....consumer second... and restaurant last. For those who are not informed here’s how it works.... the delivery companies contact the successful restaurants in the town and say that we will deliver your food and take all the responsibility and effort to deliver the food for 30% cut of your revenue. On top of that they will unilaterally charge delivery fees that could be anywhere from 3 to 6 dollars to the customer . They will then expect the customer to tip our driver so that he makes his money in addition to whatever wage they are paying for his reimbursement travel. Is it worth it for the restaurants to make 30% less off their are ready competitive reasonable prices ?probably not. Are restaurants also needing cash that they’ll take any cash they can get... probably. Ultimately in the end it’s the consumer who will pay the most money to have their world delivered to their house.... whether it’s Amazon, GrubHub, Federal Express.... if this is the way the world is trending.... it will come at a cost.
1/29/19 - Hello from the Diner!! Hope everyone is getting off to a fresh start for the new year. We have big news! Just purchased the taco truck from Floyd Fest, so we will be back on the streets in 2019!! We expect to hit the road by mid march. In other news we are booked well into spring with our live bands on Friday nights, so make sure you come by for Roanoke's best rock and roll bar and restaurant!!
10-23-2018 - Guess we have been a little busy LOL. That's a good problem, right? We celebrated our one year anniversary in September, and are now adding all kinds of new services at the Diner. We recently welcomed GrubHub to the scene, so now we can deliver to most areas in Roanoke. Also adding a mixed beverages to our bar selections...that should be coming in mid November. There is a new menu to peruse, plus weeknight specials, as well as new Saturday hours!!
2/23/18 from Chef Hamill - Spring is around the corner, and so is live music on our back patio!! Local and regional bands have been booked into August at the Rock&Roll Diner. Local favorites like the Ministers of Soul, Five $ Shake, the Thrillbillyz, Groovascape, Ben Trout Band, Charlie Hamill Group, Led Halen and many more will be appearing at the Diner. Showtimes will generally be from 7pm-10pm, outside on the patio most Fridays and Saturdays...check our band calendar here and on facebook for updated listings and times.
From Chef Hamill, 11-11-17: Welcome...to Rock&Roll....we are fully open and underway at 2406 Franklin RD, Roanoke VA 24014. Tuesday - Friday, 11am-9pm and Saturday from 5pm-9pm. No need to stand outside at the food truck to order food...we have servers inside who will take your order and bring your food and drinks to you!! New menu, appetizers, dinner entrees, salads, beer, wine and much more. We also have live music and a large patio with a great fire pit. Come on down !!!!!
Rock n Roll Diner Spot from Scorpion Pictures on Vimeo.)
Article in the Roanoke Times...3-20-14
Interview with the Roanoke Times.... 7-13-13
Article in Roanoke Times 6-24-17
Television Story on CBS WDBJ 7.... 6-17-17
Television Story on FOX WFXR....6-10-17
Television Story on Fox WFXR....6-27-17
Newspaper Story in the Roanoke Times....9-24/17
TV Feature on CBS WDBJ7...10-26-17