We're continuing to highlight women in business for our Small Business Spotlight, and this one is a shining star! We chatted with Erika Puckering who is the brains behind this aesthetic feast for the eyes... and the stomach that is Electric Diner!


 Electric Diner we have a strong focus on family, community and Hamilton pride!  We serve up classic comfort food with a modern spin – with a focus on breakfast, burgers, and playful cocktails and milkshakes.   With a fun, 80’s inspired, neon-heavy aesthetic, Electric Diner provides a vibrant ambience fitting for all people – whether they want to relive their past, or experience a taste of the 80’s for the first time.  Electric Diner started on George St, in Hess Village, and has since expanded with a second location in the historic Lister Block on James St. N.  Electric Diner has just been awarded the 2023 Outstanding Business Achievement Award by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.  


Co-founder and CEO of Save Ferris Hospitality – the parent company that owns both Electric Diner locations, Erika Puckering has been a restaurateur in Hamilton for over 7 years, and a mom for 8 years!  Originally from Ottawa, Erika has a degree in the Visual Arts from Ottawa University, and prior to that she worked in the Experiential Marketing field with a background in Project Management, Visual Presentation, and Store Building for big brand names like Tommy Hilfiger, Hershey’s and Volvo.  Besides running the day-to-day operations at Electric Diner, Erika is also solely responsible for the design and marketing of the both Electric Diner locations.