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Gentile manager’s views on running kosher restaurants NYC

Hi Guys, Before life moved me to a another state a few months ago, I was the General Manager at Talia’s and I will share some of my experiences that I can only thank Talia’s for :) . Trust me, managing a kosher restaurant is an interesting experience! I helped implement many changes over the years and honestly I believe that Talia’s has grown to be one of the better kosher restaurants in the city. So let me share with you some personal stories and some restaurant ones. In my personal life: I like to “do my homework” so I was referred to at the restaurant as the “gentile who...

The Burger: Its History and How a Cheeseburger Became Kosher In NYC

On average, Americans eat 100 hamburgers a year. McDonalds alone sells three billion a year, and nearly a total of 14 billion burgers are sold across the country when including all various restaurants and chains. Although early Mongolians troops under Genghis Khan are thought to have eaten the first traditional burgers by forming patties of scraps of meat and roasting or eating them raw, the word, “hamburger,” originated from the German city of Hamburg, which was then brought over to America during the influx of immigration. At least five German immigrants from the late 19th century claimed to have invented the hamburger, a patty of ground meat served...