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Metro Diner, known as a comfort food restaurant, is coming to Middletown in June and is accepting job applications for its newest location at 745 Middletown Warwick Road (U.S. Route 301) in front of the Westown Movie Theater.

It’s a free standing 3,800-square-foot restaurant and will seat more than 120 guests indoors and out, a company news release said.

This is the third Metro Diner in Delaware. There’s another one already open on 4601 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark, where the Wawa was located. Another one will open in August at 5600 Concord Pike in Wilmington.

The final touches are being put on the diner in Middletown which will open June 5, said Jason Roach, managing partner of restaurant.

Middletown was chosen as a location because it’s one of the fastest growing areas in Delaware, and “there’s a great need and opportunity for a traditional diner” in Middletown, he said.

He described the restaurant’s menu as “comfort food” which includes fried chicken, waffles, a meatloaf plate, and Charleston shrimp and grits.

The restaurant also serves a signature entrée “Holy Davoli” burger flanked by two grilled cheese sandwiches and topped in a Metro Diner special slaw.

Metro Diner “prides itself on quality ingredients and a scratch kitchen executed by chefs who prepare everything in-house, from the sauces, soups and compotes to the home fries and chips,” said a company news release.

With most dishes priced under $15, the eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

The company’s news release said the restaurant will bring 100 new jobs to the area. To apply for a position, visit metrodiner.com/employment online, select the Middletown location, and complete the online application.

Interested applicants also can visit the restaurant site in Middletown to apply in person, or call (302) 314-3838.

Metro Diner is currently operating 57 locations across the United States, with several more, including its Middletown location, coming soon.

Established in 1992 by the Davoli family with a single eatery, Metro Diner is among the nation’s fastest growing casual dining concepts and is known for its “warm, welcoming service, large portion sizes and indulgent comfort food with flair,” said the company news release.