Friday, January 06, 2006

 

"It's almost like wiping out Carnegie Hall," said the comic Jackie Mason, whose $10,000 reward for the capture of Abe Lebewohl's killer remains unclaimed. "A sandwich to a Jew is just as important as a country to a Gentile."


Comments:
For better or worse, the owners signed a contract years ago. They knew exactly how much & when the rent was going to increase. They were prepared for it.

This is a publicity stunt to get the owners of the building to lower the rent.

A restaurant that seats as many people as 2nd Ave Deli does, & especially one that charges what they do, should have no problem paying the rent. For that space, in that location, The rent's not unheard of. Plus, like I said earlier, the restaurant knew this was coming; they agreed to it.
 
they make a damn fine sandwich, though
 
I don't doubt there's bad business sense involved--a few hints of that in the article. But they sound real, you know? Probably that quality and good business sense can be at odds, especially in a relatively low-margin business like restauranteuring (sic).

But mostly, I posted it because I more liked how the Jackie Mason quote played against the travel story I told in the last post! Unfortunately, I never tasted their sandwiches. But I've heard, I've heard.
 
I don't doubt there's bad business sense involved--a few hints of that in the article. But they sound real, you know? Probably that quality and good business sense can be at odds, especially in a relatively low-margin business like restauranteuring (sic).

But mostly, I posted it because I more liked how the Jackie Mason quote played against the travel story I told in the last post! Unfortunately, I never tasted their sandwiches. But I've heard, I've heard.
 
(uhh . . .double post, don't know how to remove.)
 
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