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Famed Philly diner to end overnight hours, reflecting trend

December 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of Philadelphia’s classic diners is ending its overnight shift, reflecting changes in the way people eat and socialize.

The Penrose Diner will go to a 6 a.m.-to-midnight starting Monday. The eatery has featured 24-hour service for the last 50 years.

An owner tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that younger people drive less frequently when they go out to clubs, and don’t want to take two trips on a car service late at night to stop for food.

Food delivery services also have cut into in-person traffic at diners, and convenience stores such as WaWa offer late-night alternatives.

Few full-time, 24-hour diners remain in Philadelphia, though some are open 24 hours on weekends.

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Information from: Philly.com, http://www.philly.com/

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