Jerry's Famous Deli
Jerry's Famous Deli is a chain of delicatessens known for its large menu, which has offered as many as 700 items. The original deli was founded in Studio City, California, in 1978 by Isaac Starkman and Jerry Seidman. The business now comprises two restaurants in Southern California and closed the one in Miami Beach on July 10, 2014 after almost a 12-year run. The company has recently invested heavily in their Epicure Market brand by converting Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House into a new upscale Epicure Market and opened a third location in Coral Gables, Florida in 2013. Rumor has it they are expanding the Epicure Market brand to Southern California where they recently closed four Jerry's Famous Deli restaurants.
Jerry's Famous Deli is noted for its celebrity clientele, which has included Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Shaquille O'Neal and the actors from Seinfeld. Andy Kaufman once worked at the Studio City deli as a busboy.
As of Fall 2017, they are down to just two locations, in Studio City and Encino.
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