The Meltdown Diner along Route 66 in southwest Tulsa will close its doors for good Saturday less than two years after opening.
Owner Jim Hardcastle made the announcement Monday on the restaurant’s Facebook page:
Hardcastle sold a food truck he operated and used the proceeds to renovate a 1949 building at Southwest Boulevard (aka Route 66) and 33rd West Avenue.
He added a 1950s decor to the former gas station and lunch stand (it also was a used-car lot a few years ago).
Meltdown Diner opened in the late summer of 2017.
If you’re hankering for a place to eat in that area, the much-loved Arnold’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers opened a temporary location in the nearby Crystal City Shopping Center. Arnold’s had to move from its longtime 51st Street and Union Avenue location in southwest Tulsa because a nearby Taco Bell needed the space.
(Images of the Meltdown Diner via Facebook)