In 1985, 20-year-old Lauren has a dead-end job as a waitress at the Oaklyn Diner. Alone and with no direction, Lauren becomes ecstatic when the diner is chosen to be the focal point of an upcoming movie Jersey Diner, starring Jonathan Pearce.
Scouted to be a part of the local crew, Lauren builds a relationship with Jonathan Pearce. When filming ends, she moves to California to start a new life with Jonathan. In need of cash, she joins her friend Lena Harlow to run Lena’s food truck and catering business, when Lauren discovers that all that she thought was real and true are in question.