Former Rep. Steve Israel, Ben’s Deli & United Way Launch “Chicken Soup For Healthcare Responders”

March 22, 2020

Former Rep. Steve Israel, Ben’s Deli and United Way of Long Island have announced a partnership to provide food to medical professionals in hospitals called “Chicken Soup for Health Care Responders”.

The idea occurred to Israel during his self quarantine, over a take out meal from Ben’s Deli. A family member, who is a doctor, told him that some hospital staff responding to the coronavirus were experiencing food shortages. Israel contacted Ben’s Deli owner Ronnie Dragoon and United Way of Long Island President and CEO Theresa Regnante, and they collaborated on “Chicken Soup for Health Care Responders”.

Here’s how it will work:

United Way has set up a unique CHICKEN SOUP FOR HEALTH CARE RESPONDERS link on their website, www.unitedwayli.org/givechickensoup. Donors can contribute any amount.

The funds will be used to pay for cold cut sandwiches, hot dogs, knishes and soups. The food will be packaged to avoid contamination. Ben’s will discount the food and waive its delivery fee.

Ben’s will deliver the food to hospitals in Nassau and Suffolk.

Rep. Israel said: “We know that there are critical shortages of personal protective equipment for medical professionals. Making sure they have food during their long shifts is easy to solve and we can do it right away. Chicken Soup for Health Care Responders will help achieve that goal. I’m so grateful to Ben’s Deli and United Way for being so responsive.”

Ronnie Dragoon said: “In these troubling times, helping to keep our health care first responders nourished is something we can do now. Todd Silverstein, Ben’s Vice President, will coordinate all deliveries to Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Todd can be reached at 516.621.3340 or on his cell phone, 516.769.7561.”

Theresa Regnante said: “The health care community is pivotal in this crisis and United Way of Long Island is honored to support former Congressman Israel’s plan to help the workforce.  This partnership is true to our mission, as it focuses on the health and welfare of Long Islanders.”

For further information, go to www.unitedwayli.org/givechickensoup.

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Ben’s Gives out $30 against the Spread

Free Munchies as Part of Ben’s Big Game Season Favorites Catering Order of 12 or More

In celebration of football playoff season, and the impending “Big Game” on Sunday, February 2, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers is offering its Big Game Spread catering special, with enough to feed 12 or more people.

To make this even more special, Ben’s is offering free munchies (a value of over $30) as part of the order. This includes four dozen hors d’oeuvres free for munching. Choices include frankfurters in jackets, mini-potato, spinach or kasha knishes. (Offer expires February 2.)

Football fans can order the Giant Hero, the Cold Cut Classic, Over-Stuffed Sandwiches or the Assorted Wraps Platter for $14.99 per person, or the Grilled Chicken Breast Hero at $15.99 per person. Each order comes with a pickle bowl, condiments and a choice of two salads. For those who are still hungry, hot or BBQ wings can be included for $8.99 per pound.

For those looking to go to Ben’s to watch the Big Game, all Ben’s locations will be open on Sunday, February 2 during normal business hours. A regular menu will be offered.

Lastly, Ben’s takeout counter is always open for football lovers looking for great sandwiches, wraps, hot entrées, salads, homemade soups and a host of other goodies. Phone and online orders are welcomed.

“We want our customers to be able to enjoy playoff season, especially during the Big Game, and not have to worry about prepping or cooking,” says Ronnie Dragoon, Founder/Owner of Ben’s Kosher Deli. “In order to make this happen, we have created a variety of special takeout and catering menus to accommodate every customer. Whether they want to dine in, take out, or throw a big party, every Ben’s location will make each customer’s postseason stress-free and enjoyable. But, it’s up to the athletes to make the same promise for the actual games.”

For more information about Ben’s Big Game Season catered packages and other great Ben’s foods, visit www.bensdeli.net.

 

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Ben’s Donates $2,400 to The INN

September 25, 2019

Ben’s Donates $2,400 to The INN

Money Raised from Sales during National Deli Month

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Ronnie Dragoon (center), Founder-Owner, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, presents a check in the amount of $2,400 to Jean Kelly (left), Executive Director/CEO, and Rob Kammerer (right), Board Member, The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network), at The Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen in Hempstead on September 25.

On September 25, Ronnie Dragoon, Founder-Owner, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, presented a check to Jean Kelly, Executive Director/CEO, and Rob Kammerer, Board Member, The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network), in the amount of $2,400 at the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen in Hempstead.

The money was raised from a promotion during National Deli Month. From August 1-31, Ben’s offered its customers a prix fixe menu special, with a portion of the sales proceeds going to benefit the Mary Brennan INN.

The INN is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that provides a broad variety of essential services to assist those facing hunger, homelessness and extreme poverty. Ben’s has a special connection to The INN as Ben’s Founder-Owner, Ronnie Dragoon, has been a member of its Board of Directors for almost 20 years.

“We are proud to be longtime supporters of The INN,” Mr. Dragoon said. “We want to recognize the organization’s work that they do in helping the less fortunate who seek to become self-sufficient.”

“We wish to thank Ben’s for its generous donation,” Ms. Kelly said. “We also want to give thanks to the Ben’s customers who patronized the restaurant during National Deli Month. By ordering from the prix fixe menu, they helped raise money for our organization which will be used to help those in need on Long Island.”

For more information about The INN, visit www.the-inn.org. For more information on Ben’s, visit www.bensdeli.net.

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Ben’s Celebrates National Delicatessen Month

In celebration of National Delicatessen Month, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers will offer a two-course, prix fixe menu with traditional Jewish fare during the month of August. The Deli Lover’s Favorite special will feature Matzoh Ball Soup, Hot Open Pastrami and Corned Beef Combo, served with stuffed derma (kishke) and fresh-cut French fries. Accompanied by our fresh-cut Cole Slaw and Barrel Cured Pickles, all for the low price of $25.99! Extra-lean meats are available for an additional $1.00.
Delicatessen owners across the country have banded together to create National Delicatessen Month to celebrate the importance of delicatessens to the Jewish community, as well as raise awareness of the fact that they are rapidly disappearing. For the entire month of August, delicatessens are encouraged to create three-course, prix fixe menus that showcase some of their beloved traditional deli dishes. A portion of each of these meals sold will go towards a charity of the delicatessen’s choice.
For this special occasion, Ben’s has chosen to donate 15% of the proceeds from their prix fixe menu to the Interfaith Nutrition Network (the “INN”), a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that provides a broad variety of essential services to assist those facing hunger, homelessness and extreme poverty.
For more information, visit www.bensdeli.net and www.delimonth.com.

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About Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers
Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods since 1972. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit www.BensDeli.net or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.

Dads Eat at Half-Price on Father’s Day at All Ben’s Kosher Deli Locations

Great Dinner Specials and Catering Options Available

Make no mistake: one of Dad’s favorite things to do is eat. In celebration, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers has put together a special treat for Dad – 50 percent off Dad’s meal on Father’s Day – so Dad can chow down on any one of his beloved Ben’s menu items. As Ben’s Kids’ Menu items include a variety of fresh-made, no-preservative children’s favorites and Ben’s classics, Ben’s is a surefire way to keep the whole family happy!

Father’s Day coupons can be found online at www.BensDeli.net or in various publications local to all seven Ben’s locations. This special offer is valid on Father’s Day only. Each 50% off sandwich or entrée for Dad requires a separate regular-priced sandwich or entrée purchase of equal or greater value. This deal cannot be combined with any other Ben’s special, coupon, discount, offer or Ben’s Friends Reward. The coupon needs to be printed and physically shown at Ben’s; mobile images will not be validated.

For those looking to avoid the crowds and celebrate in the comforts of home, Ben’s also offers a variety of delicious catering and take-out options, including multiple BBQ catering packages. Ben’s Party Platter for 10 includes four dozen assorted mix ‘n match mini-knishes and franks-in-jackets, your choice of either a three-and-a-half-pound cold cut platter with rye bread, 11 overstuffed sandwiches, a four-foot party hero or 11 wraps. It also comes with fresh-cut cole slaw, homemade potato salad, and a relish tray, all for just $169.90!

Ben’s Housewarming Buffet for 20 costs only $399.80 for your choice of vegetable crudite or a grilled vegetable platter and a choice of two assorted hors d’oeuvres: franks-in-jackets, stuffed mushrooms, pastrami-wrapped pineapple, breaded broccoli, mini knishes, or sweet & sour meatballs. This buffet also comes with either a carved roast turkey or a rotisserie chicken platter, plattered Ben’s cold cuts or brisket of beef with gravy, a freshly prepared salad assortment, and to top it all off, a relish tray, dinner rolls and fresh rye bread.

Phone orders are welcome, and delivery is available. Keep in mind that the 50 percent off coupon is not valid on take-out orders.

If Ben’s is Dad’s favorite place to enjoy a hearty meal, a Ben’s Gift Card or eGift Card is the perfect gift! Our physical gift cards can be purchased online or in stores, and our eGift cards are ideal for quick delivery via email.

Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers Father’s Day specials are available at all seven locations – Bayside, Manhattan, Carle Place, Greenvale, Scarsdale and Woodbury, New York, and Boca Raton, Florida.

Ben’s is Head of the Class for Graduation Catering!

Congratulations, graduates! What’s better than finally being done with school? The graduation party spent with friends and family! Celebrate the completion of high school or college with a party catered by Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers.

With Ben’s, you can create a Ben’s Buffet to suit your taste, customize a catered package or build your own menu. Choose from the following options:

Party Platters Plus for 10 — For just $169.90, the Party Platters Plus for 10 guests includes four dozen assorted Hors D’oeuvres of Mix ‘n Match Mini-Knishes & Franks-in-Jackets with a choice of one of the following: a three-and-a-half-pound cold cut platter with rye bread, eleven overstuffed sandwiches, a four-foot party hero, or eleven wraps. Also included in this package are fresh-cut cole slaw, homemade potato salad, and a tray of relish. For larger parties, there is a charge of $16.99 per additional person.

Housewarming Buffet for 20 — For up to 20 guests, and at the low price of $399.80 ($19.99 per additional person), customers get a choice of Vegetable Crudite or Grilled Vegetable Platter, five dozen assorted Hors D’oeuvres of your choice of two of the following: Franks-in-Jackets, stuffed mushrooms, pastrami-wrapped pineapple, breaded broccoli, mini knishes, or sweet-and-sour meatballs. There is also the choice of either a carved roast turkey or rotisserie chicken platter. Additionally, this buffet comes with plattered Ben’s cold cuts or Brisket of Beef with Gravy and Ben’s freshly prepared salad assortment. And, last but not least, the Housewarming Buffet also comes with a relish tray, dinner rolls, and fresh Rye bread.

Deluxe Hot & Cold S’more-gasbord for 20 — At the price of just $499.80 for 20 guests ($24.99 per additional person), you also get a choice of Vegetable Crudite or Grilled Vegetable Platter. Choose two of the following Hors D’oeuvres and get seven dozen of them assorted: Franks-in-Jackets, stuffed mushrooms, pastrami-wrapped pineapple, breaded broccoli, mini knishes, or sweet-and-sour meatballs. You also get a choice of two main dishes: either boneless Hawaiian chicken garnished with pineapple, boneless chicken cacciatore, veal and peppers, or beef burgundy and broccoli. Also included in this package is a rice pilaf and a fresh vegetable medley, Israeli salad, assorted fresh dinner rolls and an assorted cookie tray.

Bountiful Banquet for 40
If you are planning on having a large party, the Bountiful Banquet for 40 is ideal! Priced at just $999.60 ($24.99 per additional person), you receive a gourmet salad mold, 14 dozen assorted Hors D’oeuvres, your choice of a carved roast turkey or plattered chicken prepared your way! The Bountiful Banquet also comes with the choice of plattered Ben’s cold cuts or brisket of beef with gravy, two made-to-order hot main dishes, two freshly prepared homemade salads, two hot side dish selections, as well as relish trays and assorted bread. As for dessert, you also get a fresh fruit platter and an assortment of baked desserts or cake! Substitutions are welcomed.

Ben’s also has BBQ catering options to make graduation parties simple! Ben’s sets it up, serves it up and cleans it up! Visit Ben’s BBQ Catering for more information.

Celebrate Your Mom this Mother’s Day by Taking Her Out to Ben’s for Brunch

Mother’s Day is a time for the strong women who raised us to be recognized for all they have done and continue to do for us. This Mother’s Day, show Mom how much she means to you and take her out for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at Ben’s.

This Mother’s Day, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers is bringing back its Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch Menu! For just $19.99 a meal each, guests can choose from meals such as Challah Bread French Toast, a traditional Jewish breakfast meal, Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon, served on a toasted bagel with all the fixings, Steak and Eggs and more! All menu items are accompanied by one Potato Pancake with Apple Sauce, Home Fries or French Fries and a choice of Muffins, Rye Bread or Whole Wheat Bread. Lastly, all brunch items come with either bottomless coffee, tea or fountain soda.

In addition to food, Ben’s Brunch Menu also offers Mimosas, Wine and Virgin Marys for just $4.99 per glass, with the purchase of any brunch item. Bloody Marys will be available at the Manhattan location only.
For those looking to celebrate their mothers in the comfort of their own home, Ben’s is offering a variety of delicious catering options, including, but not limited to, a “Party Platter Plus for 10” for only $169.90 and a “Housewarming Buffet for 20” for $399.80. Phone orders are welcome, and delivery is available.

If Ben’s is Mom’s favorite place to nosh, a Ben’s Gift Card or eGift Card is the perfect gift! Our physical gift cards can be purchased online or in stores. If Mom lives far away and you won’t be seeing her for the holiday, our eGift cards are ideal for quick delivery via email!

The new Brunch Menu will be available at all seven locations from 11 am to 2:30 pm starting on Mother’s Day, May 12. The regular menu will also be available all day on Mother’s Day.

Hanukkah Headquarters

Celebrate Hanukkah with Ease with Ben’s Kosher Deli: Your Hanukkah Headquarters 

Enjoy Ben’s Catered Holiday Meal for Six and Eat “Lotsa Latkes”

For many families, balancing work, kids, responsibilities, and life in general is difficult enough to handle on the average day. So, what happens when the stress of the holidays is added into the hectic mix? People begin to get overwhelmed, anxious, and often frustrated. With all the tension in the air, how can someone fully enjoy the Hanukkah season? Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers is here to ease holiday burdens and serves as your Hanukkah Headquarters.

During December, Ben’s is keeping the tradition alive by offering a catering package “Hanukkah Family Dinner for Six.” Included in this $139.99 traditional meal are two quarts of Ben’s famous Chicken Noodle Soup, six matzo balls, and a quart of your choice of either coleslaw, health salad, or cucumber salad. As for the main dish, customers can choose between three whole chickens with stuffing or, for a $10 upcharge, two and a half pounds of Ben’s delicious brisket. Other items include two dozen mini latkes with applesauce, a small relish tray and one dozen mini rolls. Just call your local Ben’s Deli to place your order – it’s that easy!

To add to the holiday festivities, Ben’s is running their annual special “Lotsa of Latkes” from November 30th to December 10th – buy three dozen Latkes, get one dozen free! Each additional dozen is 25 percent off as well. These flavored pancakes are available from December 1st to December 10th or by advance order at other times. Offered flavors include spinach, sweet potato, zucchini, and plain potato. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your order! Mix and match flavors to suite your family’s and friends’ taste buds. Applesauce is included with each order.

Lastly, Ben’s takeout counter is the perfect place for picking up last-minute holiday items, with a variety of options for everything from the main course to soups, sides, salads, or desserts.

Walk-ins are always welcome.

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Ben’s Thanksgiving Catering

Ben’s Serves up Thanksgiving Feast without the Holiday Headache

It’s that time of year again: Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers is bringing back its Thanksgiving Feast Special, and it’s everything you could need, and more. Avoid getting wrapped up in the holiday hassle. Sit back and relax while the Turkey is cooking. Let Ben’s bring its Thanksgiving dinner to your home, or better yet, visit any of Ben’s seven dining room locations for a casual and comfortable turkey celebration.

With the company’s “Dine Out at Ben’s” option, patrons can completely relax and let Ben’s provide the ultimate “holiday without the headache” experience. On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, seatings are available for 1:00, 2:30, and 5:00 p.m. in all locations (7:15 p.m. seating is available at Woodbury, Carle Place, Greenvale, Bayside, and Boca Raton). Thanksgiving Day patrons will be treated to Ben’s delicious “Roast Turkey Dinner,” a prix fixe ($26.99) meal complete with stuffing and gravy and a choice of two sides, as well as bottomless soft drinks and a choice of homemade soup. A prix fixe ($9.99) “Children’s Turkey Feast,” which includes turkey, stuffing, a choice of two sides, dessert and fountain beverage, is available for children ages 12 and under. Large parties are welcome, though reservations are encouraged to guarantee seating. To ensure there is a little something for everyone, some locations will also be showing the football games, and drinks and desserts can be purchased at an additional cost.

For those hoping to host the party but prefer not to cook, there is also the “Ben’s Thanksgiving Feast” catering option (for a price of $249.90) which includes one whole roasted turkey (15-pound average), Ben’s homemade stuffing and gravy, and a choice of two select sides. All feasts also include one quart each of cranberry-pineapple compote and fresh-cut cole slaw, along with an assorted relish tray.

As a bonus, all Ben’s Friends Rewards members who order a catered feast ordered by Monday, November 19 will receive two bonus BUY-1-GET-1-FREE meal coupons (up to $50 value).

“Our guests are our family and there’s no other way we’d spend the holidays than by accommodating our guests for whom we are thankful,” says Ben’s Owner and Founder, Ronnie Dragoon. “We want them to be able to focus on spending time with their loved ones, rather than how much longer the turkey should be kept in the oven.”

For those simply looking to complement their Thanksgiving Feast, whether it’s all from Ben’s or primarily crafted at home — or are hoping to bring a dish as a guest — Ben’s also offers a variety of appetizers, sides, and desserts. Phone-in orders are welcome and Ben’s takeout counter is open all day on Thanksgiving for any last-minute needs, be it a quart of gravy or an extra tray of stuffing, among other items.

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Score an Easy Touchdown this Football Season

Ben’s Football Feast for Five Catering Package is Perfect for Any Party

Sit back, relax and let Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers do the work for you. From delicious catering and mouthwatering grab-and-go takeout at every location, Ben’s is making this football season an easy win.

Available all season long, Ben’s “Football Feast for Five” catering package is perfect for day or night games at-home. Available through Ben’s online catering portal under ‘catering for today,’ or by calling your local Ben’s location, the Football Feast for 5 package comes complete with one dozen ‘Franks in Jackets’, 1.5-quarts of homemade chicken noodle soup, one-pound each of homemade potato salad and fresh-cut coleslaw, pickles and your choice of either five overstuffed deli sandwiches or a two-foot Israeli Hero, all for $99.99 (+ tax). Delicious add-ons, such as Rugalach or Cookies, are also available.
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