WAYNE, Pa. (WTXF) - When traveling on Route 30 in Wayne, it is hard not to notice the bright red sign on Landis Cafe’s overhang notifying everyone in the neighborhood the family is finally retiring.
For 50 years, Jim Landis, his brother Greg, and his sister Reenie, have been serving up some of the best food in town.
“Listen, I see the clock on the wall and I would like to relax for a couple of years,” Jim explained to FOX 29’s Bill Rohrer.
In 1968 the Landis family wanted to bring their hoagies to King of Prussia, but they never made it. Instead, they fell in love with Wayne’s small-town feel, and the rest is history.
“I remember when the line was out the door. There was nothing else out here,” Jim said.
After so many years serving their community, their customers have turned into family.
Jim’s customers and friends say they have his retirement all figured out, with plans to hang out and drink coffee and eat donuts for hours. Meanwhile, Greg will be heading for sunny Florida.
The business that kept a family and friends together for 50 years may be closing, but the memories created there, will keep it open forever.