On its 130th Birthday, Katz Deli Offers Meat Subscription Service
Talk about delivering the meat…
Katz’s Delicatessen is breaking out the big guns for its 130th anniversary. Yup, New York’s iconic sandwich shop is going national this month, via its first ever meat subscription service.
Boxes will cost a pretty penny; a full year will set you back $1,500, and the 3-month minimum subscription is $450. The boxes favor the four seasons, and are aimed to feed 4-6 people for an undetermined amount of time.
A July Griller Package is heavy on sausages, ’kraut, mustards, and a Katz’s ballcap for backyard living. The January Warmer Package includes six quarts of three different soups (matzoh ball, split pea, chicken noodle), plus knishes and a sweatshirt. A Sweets Package in May includes babkas, rugelaches, black-and-white cookies, and a chocolate egg cream-scented candle for Mom.
“You smell the garlic as soon as you open the box,” owner Jake Dell recently told Bloomberg. “If that alone doesn’t trigger something in you, I don’t know what will.”
Naturally, there are options to customize, and high rollers can shell out for some “big ticket items,” ranging from $995 upwards to $10,000. The most lush package is the platinum “VIP experience”, consisting of 100 lbs. of pastrami, 30 lbs. corned beef, 10 loaves of deli rye bread, and about a further 100 lbs. of additional treats. Katz’s will also fly in two veteran cutters to your party to slice and serve onsite. Look out, wedding season!
Platinum purchasers will additionally get a golden ticket, which won’t get them into Wonka’s factory, but will allow them to skip the line every time they dine at Katz’s for one year.