The proprietor of a well-liked delicatessen chain has run an commercial stating that his eating places are “struggling to stay in enterprise” as a result of coronavirus pandemic and asking for help.
Ronald “Ronnie” Dragoon, the CEO and founding father of Ben’s Kosher Deli Restaurant and Caterers, wrote the sentiment in a letter as a part of an commercial for the corporate in Newsday final week.
“My coronary heart goes out to everybody throughout these unprecedented occasions, particularly those that have suffered devastating household losses, well being points or monetary challenges,” Dragoon wrote. “Ben’s is not any exception. Like most eating places, we’re struggling to stay in enterprise.”
Dragoon continued that any buy would “make a distinction in saving considered one of New York’s remaining kosher delis.”
“To make sure that Ben’s will nonetheless be right here when the worst of those occasions are over, we’d like your assist,” Dragoon wrote. “Please add takeout from Ben’s to your weekly meals, go to us for indoor or outside eating, or make the most of our supply and takeout deli service.”
First opened in a since-closed location in Baldwin Harbor in 1972 and named after Dragoon’s father, Ben’s now has two places on the North Shore or in its surrounding areas, one in Wheatley Plaza in Greenvale and one other in Nation Glen Heart in Carle Place.
Different eating places within the chain are positioned in Woodbury; Bayside, Queens; Manhattan; Scarsdale, Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida. The Bayside location is open for takeout and outside eating, whereas the Manhattan location is open just for takeout.
Dragoon, 71, had announced his retirement in February, however subsequently, postpone the plans as soon as the pandemic hit. The proprietor then closed his letter by reflecting that he had seen three generations of New Yorkers for the reason that restaurant’s founding 48 years in the past.
“Ben’s wants your help now,” Dragoon wrote. “Thanks to your time and future consideration.”
— to theislandnow.com