I work for a British tv company, and we are making a series on American food with chef Jamie Oliver. Check out our website to see what we've been up to, www.jamieoliver.com
Right now, we are producing a show about independent diners with fantastic food, all across the US. We'd like to find a diner that is very popular, important to the local people in the community, which would be a great loss if it closed - but it's up for sale or about to close down for various reasons. (I know real estate has been going up, and diner owners can sell their land for more cash than they can make in the restaurant - we can't get involved with those).
If you know of any diners that are for sale, anywhere in mainland USA - due to retirement, falling trade, the current economic crisis - please let me know asap.
Amanda Sealy in London