Skirting the Rules

by | Mar 6, 2021

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Restaurants might have capacity rules but they’re still finding ways to fill seats. I’m Brian Banmiller on Business.

In many US cities, indoor and outdoor dining is opening back up. But when it comes to four walls and a roof most states have rules about how many people can be inside. But peter luger steak house in new york has found a way around the rules, wax figures. Recently, the restaurant experimented with a partnership with Madame Tussauds and brought in some celebrity wax figures to place around the restaurant. For example, guests would be able to find actor Jon Hamm in character as don draper from the show “Mad Men.” true to form he was posed at the bar with a cocktail in hand. Other figures on loan from the museum included Jimmy Fallon, Al Roker, and Audrey Hepburn in full “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” mode. The restaurant’s vice president says they thought this would be a fun way to fill some seats that sit empty night after night. Plus, actual paying customers can interact with them and snap a selfie or two. All while following the rules. Brian Banmiller, CBS News.

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CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.

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