Review: Union Leader 09-20-1998
Manchester, regularly ranked among this country's top 10
cities, now hosts a diner with the same bragging rights.
Today, the nation's largest circulation newspaper, placed the
Red Arrow on Lowell Street among the nation's top 10 diners in a
Sept. 18 article.
The Red Arrow in Manchester placed
along-side diners in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Jersey City and
Providence. "By sticking to the simple formula of good food, low
prices, courteous service, and clean atmosphere, the Red Arrow
packs 'em in." wrote Randy Garbin, who also publishes Roadside
Magazine. The ranking has meant a boom in business, said owner
Carol Lawrence. And that comes on top of an 8 percent bounce in
sales that Isabelle attributes to going smokeless earlier this
year. Nowadays, the lunch time line snakes out the door. "It's
just been amazing," Lawrence said. "I didn't realize the
notoriety would be this big."
Customers have shown up from
Baltimore, Oklahoma, Ohio and Scotland. One Chicago man read the
article while flying in to Manchester, rented a car and drove up