Frank's Diner has been an Ann Arbor staple since 1969 and has seen its share of employees who keep the restaurant running.

For anyone who has eaten at the small diner at 334 Maynard St. in the last nearly six years, one face is familiar.

Jim McCarthy, 65, the diner's head cook, began working at Frank's in 2012. He's part of the daily experience there now.

"I enjoy the customers, our regular customers who come in. We got people who come in, know them by name, know their order," said McCarthy.

McCarthy arrives around 6 a.m. to prepare for that day. He turns the lights on, places the flags outside, preps the kitchen and welcomes every patron who arrives.

"I love the place," he said. "I worry about it like it was my own. I don't know what else to tell you - I enjoy being here."

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