New All-Day Breakfast Diner Now Open in Grand Rapids
Last year we told you Royals in Grand Rapids would be permanently closing - well, a new all-day breakfast diner has moved in, and it's now open!
Royals Shuts Down in East Hills
After originally opening as a diner in 2020, Royals on Wealthy St. shut down temporarily due to struggles during the pandemic.
In Fall of 2022, after reopening after transitioning into a pizza joint, the restaurant announced its permanent closure to Facebook, saying,
We limped through the pandemic, only to fall victim to a massive hospitality employee shortage, supply chain issues, and rising costs on everything restaurant related... Earlier this summer we took a break to re-concept... While this change showed promise, it wasn't nearly enough to move Royals in the right direction.
While it was sad to say goodbye to Royals, the good news is that a new restaurant is now open at that location!
Lansing-Based Diner Opens New Restaurant in Grand Rapids
Lansing-based Good Truckin’ Diner has move into to 701 Wealthy St. SE, the former home of Royals.
The original Good Truckin' Diner is located in Lansing’s REO Town, and there is also a food truck.
Good Truckin' Diner describes themselves as an "eclectic diner" offering all-day breakfast, plus lunch items, and gluten-free and vegan options.
Good Truckin' on Wealthy is now open! The new restaurant is open seven days a week, 7a.m. to 3p.m.
Menu at Grand Rapids' Good Truckin' Diner
Nick Sinicropi, owner of Good Truckin’ Diner, tells Crain's Grand Rapids the new GR restaurant has same menu as the Lansing location, in addition to the daily specials.
Good Truckin' serves breakfast classics like egg dishes, waffles, and pancakes. There are also breakfast sandwiches and burritos.
It looks like they come up with some creative specials too!
Lunch items include burgers, sandwiches, French fry baskets, street tacos, and wraps.
Take a look at the menu here!
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