Hebrew National takes center plate at Ben's Deli in New York
When you think of Hebrew National, don't just think hot dogs. Hebrew National's wide array of fresh meats take center plate at some of the country's most successful restaurants.
Ask owner and founder of Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, Ronnie Dragoon, what helped him take a bankrupt New York kosher deli in 1972 and grow his business to eight stores — seven in New York and one in Boca Raton, Fla. He'll most likely tell you that serving only the highest quality, best tasting meats — Hebrew National — is a key ingredient in his success and in the pledge he gives every customer, "Fresh food, freshly prepared and courteously served in a clean, well-maintained restaurant faithfully observing the Kosher dietary laws."
"Hebrew National has been the exclusive supplier of all my fresh meats (except poultry) since I've been in business," he said. "No other brand comes close to the consistent quality and taste of Hebrew National."
For Ben's Deli, that's a lot of meat. Roughly 750,000 pounds of Hebrew National meat is delivered to Ben's every year including beef briskets, tongues (which Ben's pickles on site), stew meat, short ribs and steaks. And then there's the deli meats: salami, bologna, pastrami, corned beef, knockwurst and, of course, all-beef hot dogs.
The fresh, kosher quality of Hebrew National meats can be found in many of Ben's traditional specialties — Hungarian Goulash, Beef Tongue Polonaise and the Stuffed Cabbage that made the restaurant famous. It's also packed inside Ben's overstuffed sandwiches made with lean cuts of Hebrew National deli meats. Hebrew National is even at the center of some of Ben's most unique creations. Patrons who order Hush Puppies, for example, are getting a Hebrew National beef frank wrapped in Ben's homemade mashed potatoes and encased in an egg roll wrapper. There's hardly a menu item that doesn't put Hebrew National at the center of the plate.
"Hebrew National is synonymous with quality," said Leigh Platte, director of Sales for Hebrew National. "We've built a reputation for quality that's unbeatable in the industry and are proud to help the success of restaurants such as Ben's Deli."
Just as Hebrew National began as a small operation serving the Jewish immigrant communities of New York City and has grown to become one of the world's leading kosher meat processors, Ben's Deli has gone from a single store, pulling in $150,000 per year, to eight stores that bring in nearly $25 million in revenue annually.
"I put my complete trust in Hebrew National to help make my restaurants a success," said Dragoon. "I can always count on the commitment and stewardship of Hebrew National. Even in today's uncertain economy, Hebrew National never cuts corners. It may cut the fat, but not corners."