Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers Recognized for Outstanding Community Service

National Restaurant Association Names Ben’s As 2014 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner 


Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers was recently recognized for its exceptional community involvement and innovative community programs by the National Restaurant Association in its 2014 Restaurant Neighbor Award Contest. Ben’s is one of only three restaurants in the state of New York to be recognized by the National Restaurant Association for its outstanding community service.

The National Restaurant Association praised Ben’s for giving back to the community by working with local soup kitchens. Ben’s was selected from 129 engaged, charitable state winners that all work to assist people in their communities. For many years, Ben’s has worked with the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) and makes a conscious effort to donate leftover soups each week.

In addition to its generous frequent donations, Ben’s organizes two annual fundraisers, “A Genuine New York Deli Experience” and “A Day of Thanks and Giving,” to benefit the INN and community members who are less fortunate. Throughout the year, Ben’s donates more than 450 meals, and more than $20,000 is raised for charity.

“Since our inception in 1972, we have always looked for ways to give back to the community,” says Ronnie Dragoon, Owner/CEO, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers. “Being in the restaurant industry, it has always been imperative to find ways to help those who go hungry. Our partnership with the INN helps us make best use of our resources to have the greatest impact on those in need.”

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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 for more than 42 years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has six convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; and Boca Raton, Florida with free delivery service available to many communities around the stores. A new location in Scarsdale, NY will open in late 2014. For more information, visit or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.