Rosy’s Diner in downtown Escanaba has a new owner


A popular restaurant in downtown Escanaba was due to reopen Friday morning under new ownership.

Rosy’s Diner in the 1300 block of Ludington Street is now owned by Andy Fields, who ran Hudson’s Classic Grill until recently.

“It’s awesome,” Fields told RRN News. “It’s been a lifelong dream of mine, actually, to be honest. And being able to do that with my wife and my family, people I know, that means everything.

The restaurant first opened in 1950 as “You Need Lunch”, then it was Tommies, then for the last two decades, Rosy’s.

Former owner Rosy Cox’s restaurant was named one of Travel and Leisure magazine’s top restaurants in 2018, as well as on Yelp and Trip Advisor. Cox owned it from 1999 until this summer, cooking and serving the food mostly by herself. Fields says he’s not trying to reinvent the wheel.

“We’re not going to make any big changes anytime soon,” Fields said. “We will maintain the Rosy’s menu. We’ll tweak it here and there as we see fit, but Rosy got a really good thing here, and we just want it to continue for the community.

Fields says they will keep the Rosy’s name and the restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. six days a week. They will be closed on Wednesday.

“I love to cook,” Fields said. “I love the whole customer side of things. And I certainly wouldn’t do this without my wife. We welcome you with open arms, we’ll always treat you well, and we’ll give you a quality meal at a fair price.”

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