Katz’s Deli Wants you to Know that they ‘Aren’t Going Anywhere’ Amidst COVID-19 Shutdowns

Posted on: March 17th, 2020 at 4:00 pm by

Effective today, the city mandates that all bars and restaurants are closed to public dining, with sales limited to takeout and delivery only. Mayor de Blasio announced the drastic COVID-19 related measure in a tweet late Sunday, which was an about-face from his prior stance.

The complete shutdown will be a dark road for the industry, with many businesses not likely to survive.

However, Katz’s Deli wants to assuage your fears by letting you know that they’ve been on the Lower East Side for 132 years and are not going anywhere.

“Katz’s will remain open for takeout and delivery, in accordance with city guidelines,” owner Jake Dell said in a statement. “We will continue to serve in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner as always, to ensure the health & safety of our customers and staff.”

Below is the full statement from Katz’s:

To our Katz’s family:

Since 1888, we’ve been here at the corner of Ludlow & Houston, serving our community and welcoming anyone in search of a good meal. For the past 132 years, we’ve kept our doors open through depressions, blackouts, hurricanes, and so much more.

I know there is a lot of uncertainty in today’s news and many things are beyond our control, but I want to reach out and reassure everyone of one thing: we aren’t going anywhere. We will all get through this together, just like we have so many times in the past.

Katz’s will remain open for takeout and delivery, in accordance with city guidelines. We will continue to serve in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner as always, to ensure the health & safety of our customers and staff.

So, if you’re looking for a bit of familiar comfort food, give us a call at 212-254-2246 and we’ll take your delivery order. We’re also on all the local delivery platforms – Seamless, Ubereats, Caviar, Doordash, Postmates, and delivery.com.

As always, we are able to ship nationally should you want to send some comfort to your friends and family across the country. All our meats are sealed & can stay fresh for months in the freezer. To place an order visit https://katzsdelicatessen.com/shipping.html.

To my fellow New Yorkers and Katz’s community across the country, please be safe, stay healthy, and we’ll all get through this stronger than ever.

— Jake Dell & Katz’s Delicatessen team

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