We may miss many things that were a part of our lives prior to the pandemic, but something that most people miss more than anything else is going out for a nice meal. Even though restaurants are open, they are serving at a much lower capacity. This includes in New York, where a 35% indoor capacity was initiated after restaurants reopened on February 26.
One of those restaurants that opened their doors was a famous steakhouse in Brooklyn. Peter Luger’s steakhouse recognized that it would be difficult to be in a restaurant with so few people, so they decided to bring in some hired help. In order to keep things in line with local regulations, they partnered with Madame Tussauds New York and filled empty seats with wax celebrity figures.
As you enter the restaurant, you will see many smiling faces that include celebrities such as Jimmy Fallon, Aubrey Hepburn, and Al Rocher. Perhaps the nicest part of it is that these wax celebrities don’t have to wear a mask! It helps to make things seem just a little bit more normal during a time that is anything but normal.
According to Madame Tussauds, the vice president of Peter Luger, Daniel Turtel, said that the restaurant was excited to welcome people back, even if it was at 35% capacity. They wanted to fill the seats in a safe way, so they got together with Madame Tussauds New York and made it happen. Guests have shared photos of the wax figuines on social media. Check them out below:SKM: below-content placeholder