Ben’s of Bayside: New Look and a New Leader
Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterer’s completely renovated its Bayside, Queens location this past Spring. From new carpets to a refurbished kitchen and bathrooms, all the way up to painting the ceiling, Ben’s of Bayside left nothing untouched. But, the changes weren’t just physical alterations, the store also got a new leader. Longtime Ben’s employee, David Czegledi, transferred from his post as General Manager of the Manhattan location to oversee the day-to-day operations in Bayside.
“I moved to Bayside for a few reasons,” Mr. Czegledi states. “Growing up in an orthodox environment, going to Yeshiva, I can relate to the customers here. I will be able to give guests the heimesha feeling they are looking for and expect. We also hope to develop our tour group program, which is thriving in Manhattan. Given Bayside’s proximity to many area attractions, we want to encourage senior and student groups to utilize the Bayside location as a lunch or dinner stop on their tours.”
Ben’s of Bayside, with the help of NYC & Company and the Queen’s Chamber of Commerce, is trying to increase the desire of tour groups to spend time in Queens County, not just Manhattan.
“With Queens’ diverse culture, large restaurant scene and roster of craft breweries, we have a lot to offer these tour groups,” adds Mr. Czegledi. “So, we are hoping more people will come out and enjoy a nice Kosher Pastrami sandwich while they see Queens.”.
Ben’s of Bayside also offers a private party room for quests to hold events such as birthdays, networking events, luncheons, award ceremonies, bar/bat mitzvahs, and more. The party room can accommodate up to 80 people, or guests can purchase a full buyout of the restaurant for larger events. Prices for catered lunch start at $18.99 per person and catered complete dinners start at $23.99 per person.
“Our parties are very easy to plan, and we take care of everything to make sure it’s as easy as possible for our guests,” Mr. Czegledi continues. “We serve beer and wine, and we offer audio/visual aids, such as speakers, podium, microphone, easel – whatever is needed for a successful meeting or party.”
“Now that all the renovations are complete, we are very excited to see what David can do with Bayside,” states Ronnie Dragoon, Owner and Founder of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant and Caterers. “His customer service and marketing skills make him perfect to watch over this location, and I know that he will take Ben’s of Bayside to the next level.”