Silver Diner hosts vaccination clinics in its parking lots in requiring vaccination of employees and convenience for guests – Nation’s Restaurant News

Silver Diner is taking the lead in ensuring that its employees are vaccinated and offering a convenient way for its guests to get vaccinated. The restaurant is partnering with Kaiser, the company’s primary insurance carrier, and the Fairfax County Department of Health, and bringing a mobile van to Silver Diner locations throughout the Washington, D.C. region and Baltimore.  Kaiser has partnered with Silver Diner on health and wellness programs for the past 15 years. Now, they have a mobile health unit they’re bringing to various Silver Diner locations to administer Pfizer vaccinations against Covid-19, now approved by the FDA. Anyone interested in getting vaccinated, can just show up at any of the locations below from 3 to 4 p.m.  

Hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at locations below: 

  • Friday, September 17 – BWI Marriott Parking lot (1743 W. Nursery Rd., Linthicum, Md.)– Second dose same location on October 8.
  • Monday, September 20 – Waldorf Silver Diner Parking Lot  (3081 Festival Way, Waldorf, Md.)– Second dose same location Tuesday, October 12.
  • Friday, September 24 – Frederick Silver Diner Parking lot  (5120 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Md.)– Second dose same location October 15.
  • Monday, September 27 – Ashburn Silver Diner Parking lot (20530 Heron Overlook Plz., Ashburn, Va.) –Second dose same location Monday, October 18.

To date, Silver Diner has spent more than $1M on safety protocols. This past spring, the launched a robust vaccination program and designated a company “Vaccine Czar” to assist employees in navigating vaccination locations, online registrations, transportation and to answer any questions. The company also provided bi-lingual educational information on the vaccine. 

Over a year ago, Silver Diner invested in hospital-grade air purification systems for all its locations. The customized system includes UV light and two-pronged air purification. In addition, Silver Diner created outdoor tented cafes, implemented plexiglass dividers, antimicrobial menus, and touchless pickup outside its restaurants. 

“We have done everything possible to help keep our guests and employees safe,” Robert Giaimo, co-founder, president and CEO of Silver Diner stated. “Our company has always made wellness, health and safety a top priority for our employees and our communities. With the mobile vans, we’re now able to help any additional employees or guests who have not yet been able to get a vaccine.” 

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About Silver Diner

With restaurants throughout Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, Silver Diner is the preferred local restaurant for families seeking high-quality and healthier choices. Built on the values of integrity, quality and putting people first, the first Silver Diner was established in 1989 in Rockville, Maryland. Since then, Silver Diner has grown to own and operate 19 restaurants, serving three million customers yearly throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst ensures that food quality is a top priority, incorporating local ingredients wherever possible. By purchasing fresh and local ingredients, such as hormone free, all-natural meats, milk free of bovine growth hormone and free-range chickens, Chef Ype keeps menu items chef-driven and customer-focused. In addition, Silver Diner serves vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and low-calorie items. The Silver Diner Kids Menu has won national accolades for its healthy items and has been part of a Tufts University research study on what restaurants can do to effectively encourage children to eat healthy. For more information and to view the complete directory of locations, go to Visit Silver Diner on Facebook or follow @Silver_Diner on Twitter.