Buzz Family Diner offers affordable food, casual atmosphere
By Matthew Kent
Becky Chamberland recognizes the need in making the Buzz Family Diner a place where people can come and not spend a lot of money for their meal.
The diner in Whitehouse has been in business for three years and offers breakfast and lunch seven days a week. The business is geared toward families, especially since it sees many children and senior citizens walk through its doors, according to Becky.
“I wanted to make it affordable for a family of five to come,” she said.
Becky’s husband, Jeff, also keeps things running smoothly at the diner, which used to be a Chevrolet dealership. A portion of the building where customers sit was used as a showroom, he added.
It managed to change hands over the years before the Chamberland family stepped up to take an active role. Becky became involved after the K-Mart store she was employed at was closing after 30 years, although waitressing wasn’t something she had ever done before.
However, the transition has proved to be a positive change for her, she said.
“I love it here though,” Becky said.
The diner also tries to use as many products as possible that are local, which includes vegetables grown at a nearby farm, according to Jeff. The restaurant offers a daily breakfast special for $2.99 that includes three eggs, a choice of hashbrowns or home fries, in addition to toast.
“We make pretty much everything from scratch, our soups are made from scratch, our pies are from scratch,” Jeff said. “Very little of our stuff is processed by someone else.”
The soups and pancakes that are offered at the diner are among the items it is best known for. However, being affordable is something the Chamberlands strive for at the restaurant, which is open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
“It’s pretty easy to eat a large breakfast for 5 or 6 bucks,” Jeff said. “Coffee is 99 cents with a meal … and we try to keep our prices as low as we can.”
Show your support for local businesses! Call Becky and Jeff at 419-877-0111; visit the Buzz Family Diner at 6670 Providence St., Whitehouse; email Becky at email@example.com.