Ken's Roadside Diner

Ken's is FOR SALE
24 French King Hwy
Gill, MA 01354-9612

Turn key operation. Be your own boss! Very well established seasonal food business with loyal following and diverse customer base. Land, all equipment new storage shed and food truck all included. Paper products most everything except your fresh food to start. Business is located on a corner lot on RT 2 in Gill @ the Gill/Turners Bridge. High traffic flow & visibility. Featured on TV even! Famous little eatery! Current owner will stay on and train. Great business opportunity for someone who wants to work part of the 3 seasons and take the winter off! Could potentially add barbecue feature or a creamy stand. Great parking picnic tables or take out! Currently breakfast & lunch menu. Town water & sewer on site. Brand new storage building 12 x 18. New cooking hood system. Featured in a segment with acclaimed chef & foodie Anthony Bourdaine. The Boston Globe raved "Best polish food this side of Krakow"! Well deserved press for this business!

Ken Kurtyka studied hotel and restaurant management at Holyoke Community College and went on to cook at and manage a number of Massachusetts restaurants and hotels.  The Greenfield native got his start in the food business at Turnbull’s Restaurant. After 25 years in information technology, Ken purchased the diner in 2015 formerly known as Skip’s Roadside Diner.  In the winter, he serves as food-service manager at Berkshire East.  

The owner for the last decade or so, Dennis "Skip" Scipione and his wife, Nancy, made a name for themselves preparing Polish-American lunches as well as basic hamburgers and hot dogs at Skip’s Roadside Diner.  A former police officer, Scipione retired from the force and bought the Blue Moon, one of the original Worcester Lunch Carts.  After selling the Blue Moon, the two decided to open a seasonal restaurant small enough to run by themselves. They bought a trailer, and outfitted it with a kitchen. They intended to serve standard diner fare until they learned that Polish food had been offered on the current Gill site for much of the last 30 years.

We are honored that Don Sawyer included Ken's Roadside Diner into his fine art and diner art collection.  Check it out.