C’s Diner Inc.

Published 11:44 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Name of Business: C’s Diner Inc.

Address: 22173 General Thomas Highway, Newsoms

Phone number: (757) 654-0221; fax (757) 654-6252

Operating Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday

E-mail address: cjgoley@msn.com

Nature of Business: Full-service restaurant

Principle owner/manager and title: Cynthia (pictured) and Mary Goley, owners

Year Founded: 2008

Prior Location: Portsmouth

Number of employees: 12

How’s business: Our grand opening was Sept. 15. We had a good crowd come in to enjoy food, fellowship and fun. We’re looking forward to great success in our new location.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We have daily specials to offer our clients. We offer take-out and dine-in meals. We’re also open for catering services.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: All-you-can-eat pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Call ahead for our “speedy breakfast,” which is $2.50 take-out or dine-in.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Whatever you do, don’t give up. If you work hard enough, you can do it.

Your first job: Be-Lo’s grocery store in Chesapeake

Your role model (in business or in life generally): I’m lucky enough to have two: my dad for his inspiration and dedication to work, and my mother-in-law for her love and support. She kept pushing me to achieve my dream.

The key to a successful business is: Having the right people to work for you. It’s a team effort; we must work together to make it a success.