Tulsa Company's Diner Is A Real Classic

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 5:59 pm
By: News On 6

By Rick Wells, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Tulsa is home to a company lunch room that has real atmosphere.  Lots of businesses provide employees a place to eat lunch.   Some of those will have tables, a fridge, maybe a microwave or two.  But, they have nothing on Tessie's Diner, the two-year-old employee lunch room created at Tulsa's TESCORP.

"Two years ago this coming February, he knocked the walls out.  OK, now we have to fix it.  And, we fixed it up pretty good," said D.J. Parker with TESCORP.

D.J. Parker is the Operations Vice President at TESCORP.  She also introduced The News On 6 to Tessie the cat.

"We do everything for Tessie.  That's why we build compressors and pumps, so she can have her kibble," said D.J. Parker with TESCORP.

There was no one else in the boss's office, but Tessie.  She may be the boss.

The diner-themed lunch room has everything you'd expect:  a checkerboard floor, chrome diner stools, and no tables, just booths.

"The booths were custom made for us by a company here in Tulsa," said D.J. Parker with TESCORP.

They've got a full kitchen, but today there were lots of microwavable Thanksgiving leftovers and one Salisbury steak dinner.

An employee went to Lake Keystone, took some pictures and had them enlarged to give Tessie's Diner a view.  The center piece at Tessie's is a 1952 Seeburg Select-o-matic Jukebox.