Delta Diner Announces New Charitable Contribution Process

The Delta Diner is committed to positive community growth, and compassion.  Because of the volume of charitable requests we receive, and because we want to be sure we are having the greatest possible impact with our available funds, we have developed this new process for all charitable requests.  We are no longer able to fulfilled charitable requests on site.  We have developed a form on our website through which we will consider all requests for charitable contributions.  You can find this form by clicking on “Contact” at the main menu bar of deltadiner.com.  We do have business cards on site at the Diner with information leading those with a request through this simple process.  Thanks you!

Charitable Requests

Christmas Holiday Hours

The Delta Diner will be open the following days during the Christmas Holiday: 12-22,23,28,29,30, 31 and January 1 (Burger Monday).  The Diner will be closed 12-24,25,26,27.  Other than these dates we will be open based on our normal Friday-Monday off season hours.  Happy Holidays!!

Purple Door Ice Cream Premiers this Weekend at Taste Budz (Diner Store)!!!

Scooping Hours:  11-7 pm

We feel it’s the best hand crafted ice cream in Wisconsin.  Steve and Lauren have built a flavor sensation in Walkers Point and we are thrilled to partner with them. Starting this Saturday we will have 8 flavors in the cabinet ready for scooping from 11-7pm daily. 

 

Annual blessing of the bikes today, Saturday, June 17, at 1 PM

Looks like perfect weather for our Annual Blessing of the Bikes ūüŹćūüõĶūüö≤!  All two-wheeled versions welcome!!   Come join us, Father Dan, and his crew of clergy for some good riding fellowship. We also will be serving samples of our new Purple Door ice cream at the event. 

Update on Removing Tipping from our Business Model

Fox 21 News stopped by today to follow up on their story from 19 months ago about the Delta Diner eliminating tipping.  It made me think it might be time to update everyone on how it is going.

First, we are very pleased with the direction our new employee compensation model is taking us.  Removing tipping from our business model was the right move and has positively impacted the way we do business.

  1. ¬†Compensation is now equitable for all staff regardless of where in the house you work. ¬†All positions in our operation are critical and we need individuals that are dedicated to taking a professional approach to their work. ¬†All positions in our operation cross the “tip line” a hundred times a day in an effort to provide the best experience possible to our target audience. ¬†Having a significant part of the wage pool inaccessible to¬†part of the team based on arbitrary State¬†“tip” rules was not acceptable. ¬†Now, all adults start at a base wage of $15/hr and students at $10/hr. ¬†Great opportunities for advancement exist beyond the base. ¬†And while there are primary responsibilities for each position, all staff¬†members are responsible for team performance across duties. ¬†It works, and it supports our culture.
  2. We have experienced an increased opportunity to recruit, train, and retain excellent staff because we offer a team-oriented, professional work environment that values the contribution our staff puts forth every day.  We need great people working at the Delta Diner and that should be reflected in every aspect of our relationship with staff, including compensation.  It works, and it supports our culture.

There are many other significant ways our new approach has had a very positive impact on our business.  We have taken a very specific approach that works for our model.  This approach is not universally doable.  And while our 20% price increase does not fully cover our significant rise in labor costs to date, we are making an investment in the people who are helping us grow a very special business model, and that will pay off on all levels over the long term.

Thank you to our dedicated customers for the wonderful support you have expressed regarding this issue.  It is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you in Delta!

Todd

 

Delta Diner Charitable Outreach Dec. 10-11 Weekend

Delta Diner will close at 2pm Saturday, December 10 and will be closed Sunday, December 11 so that our crew can travel and treat some good folks in need to red beans and rice for the Holidays. ¬†This is an annual outreach tradition and we appreciate your understanding. ¬†ūüėÄ