History: City of Industry


Frisco's Carhop Diner has been the dream of Takis Stathoulis, A Greek immigrant, vocalist, and his wife Joanne Frisco Stathoulis, a lifetime Downey resident. In 1982, they opened the first of their six restaurants creating a 1950's style diner, restoring the good old days of family dining. After years of hard work and dedication they have created a successful family business. Through Takis' and Joanne's unique and constant creative ideas, Frisco's and the "Carhops" have been world renowned and have attracted people and the media from here and abroad.

Frisco’s City of Industry was founded in 1990 with the intention of making this entertainment-filled diner a ‘home away from home’, so to speak…a classic-but-cozy, nostalgic, ‘50s-era’ kind of place. Frisco’s City of Industry is committed to working endlessly so it can be the most atmospheric of diners and otherwise offer the most delicious-and affordable-food in town. Best of all, there is much more to come!