American diner for southside secondary

New Hollywood roadside diner on southside
New Hollywood roadside diner on southside

It’s school dinners with a difference as the UK’s first American diner arrives, serving up chilli dogs, mac and cheese, burritos and quesadillas.

Glasgow-based facilities management company, Cordia Services are siting the new venture at Holyrood Secondary here on the southside.

The stainless steel shining exterior is reminiscent on many a 1960s USA roadside diner including the familiar neon sign. The unit has been designed to give an authentic experience to students.

Pupils will be able to dine in over lunch or purchase food through an external service window which can reduce queues as pupils can ‘grab & go’.

Bailie Liz Cameron said: “I love the fact that our schools are always working with our Cordia colleagues to look at innovative ways in which to promote our nutritious an value for money school meals to pupils.

“We know that there will always be a bit of a battle for pupils to be enticed to the local fast food outlet at lunchtime so by providing a unique and alternative space to have lunch is hopefully an attractive prospect for Holyrood young people.”