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Chicagoans step up to support Manny's Deli after iconic restaurant asks for help

Posted On: Jul 15, 2020   |   Posted By: WGN TV

Chicagoans step up to support Manny's Deli after iconic restaurant asks for help

CHICAGO - Just weeks after being elected president, Barack Obama celebrated with three corned beef sandwiches and some cherry pie at Manny's Deli.
While the iconic deli has served countless politicians over time, it's the regulars that have kept them in business for more than 75 years. David Lewis describes it as his “home base.”
“When things were good, I'd be here at least once or twice a week,” Lewis said.
As we all know, things haven't been good for restaurants for months.
Manny's put out a tweet asking for help of its own Tuesday: “We are struggling. This isn't a joke. Support your fav deli for dinner tonight. Thx.”
A day later, Chicagoans answered the call.
“This is incredible. The support of our customers is amazing,” said Dan Raskin, the owner of Manny's Deli.
Raskin is the fourth-generation owner of Manny's Deli, and said he hasn't had a line like the one outside on Wednesday in months,which trailed out the door and around the corner.
“It's been pretty bad. There are days we went from an average of...

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