The White Manna Diner, located at 358 River Street, was built as the "diner of the future" for the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows Park. The futuristic art deco diner, touted as an "Introduction to Fast Food," was built by Paramount Diner of Oakland, NJ. Louis Bridges, who owned five "White Manna" diners across the state, purchased the diner at brought it to Hackensack Riverfront, opening in 1946.
The White Manna Diner of Hackensack has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and The Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Network, as well as Man vs. Food and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the Travel Channel. It competed against the Jersey City White Mana in an episode of Food Feuds on the Food Network.