Wax celebrities are joining customers at this New York City steakhouse

Wax celebrities are joining customers at this New York City steakhouse

today, New York restaurants opened back up to 35% indoors. Um, which is wonderful after, you know, the really difficult past year that we’ve had. Uh, so we we got in touch with Madame Tussauds New York, and we told them, if you guys have any iconic New Yorkers sitting around who could help us celebrate this milestone, um, we would love to to welcome them at the restaurant. You know, even with 35% capacity, you’ve still got a lot of empty space. And this has been a really nice way in a, like, a fun, safe way to, uh, to fill that in a little bit while maintaining social distance. And they’ve actually been helping because it keeps the tables a little bit farther apart. People are really careful around them. So we’ve got Jimmy Fallon behind me. We’ve got Jon Hamm as Don Draper at the bar. We’ve got all rocker over by the stairs, and then we’ve got Audrey Hepburn. My heart dropped when I saw Michael Strahan. I’m like a huge fan. I’ve got this enormous question on him. So when I turned the corner and saw him, you know, the whole cartoon hearts floating out from the top of my head that went there there was so lifelike that, you know, I just thought we’re back, You know, Australians here. But what we have for on, you know, I don’t know about that. She’s been dead for a long time, but she looks good for an old broad, you know?

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Wax celebrities are joining customers at this New York City steakhouse

It’s a promotion that could be straight out of the “Mad Men” Don Draper playbook.Brooklyn’s famed Peter Luger steakhouse has teamed with Madame Tussauds to have celebrity wax figures mingle with patrons, promoting the easing of coronavirus pandemic restrictions on indoor dining in New York City.A wax Jon Hamm — known for his portrayal of ad executive Draper in the hit TV series — could be found at the restaurant’s bar Friday with a cocktail in hand. Other figures on loan from Madame Tussauds include Michael Strahan, Jimmy Fallon, Al Roker and Audrey Hepburn in Holly Golightly of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” mode.Peter Luger “thought this would be a fun, safe way to fill some of the seats that need to remain empty as we continue to fight the pandemic,” said restaurant vice president Daniel Turtel.As of Friday, restaurants in the city were allowed to fill 35% of their indoor seats, up from 25% previously.Peter Luger, in business for more than 130 years, will keep the mannequins until Monday. After that, they’ll return to the recently reopened Madame Tussauds in midtown Manhattan.

It’s a promotion that could be straight out of the “Mad Men” Don Draper playbook.

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Brooklyn’s famed Peter Luger steakhouse has teamed with Madame Tussauds to have celebrity wax figures mingle with patrons, promoting the easing of coronavirus pandemic restrictions on indoor dining in New York City.

A wax Jon Hamm — known for his portrayal of ad executive Draper in the hit TV series — could be found at the restaurant’s bar Friday with a cocktail in hand. Other figures on loan from Madame Tussauds include Michael Strahan, Jimmy Fallon, Al Roker and Audrey Hepburn in Holly Golightly of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” mode.

Peter Luger “thought this would be a fun, safe way to fill some of the seats that need to remain empty as we continue to fight the pandemic,” said restaurant vice president Daniel Turtel.

As of Friday, restaurants in the city were allowed to fill 35% of their indoor seats, up from 25% previously.

Peter Luger, in business for more than 130 years, will keep the mannequins until Monday. After that, they’ll return to the recently reopened Madame Tussauds in midtown Manhattan.