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David S. Kadetz

David S. Kadetz

April 18, 2011: The Izzy’s Family lost one of its own this past weekend.  David S. Kadetz, 70, passed away Saturday at his home.  David was the third generation owner of Izzy’s Restaurants in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  He was also the past President of Cincinnati Athletic Club.  

He learned first hand from his parents, Izzy and Rose Kadetz and grandfather David Kadetz about hard work and taking care of the customers. 

David took over the helm of Izzy’s in 1980, maintaining the wonderful tradition of his family to “Always be friendly to the customer, because that’s who pays your salary. “  David helped grow Izzy’s from the single store on Elm Street to the nine locations today. He is responsible for finding the current Izzy’s President, John Geisen.  David noticed Mr. Geisen working as a tradesman during construction of their second store.  He thought he had the personality to be a success in the business. 

 “Today is a sad day for Izzy’s family.  David was an amazing man who worked tirelessly to continue the legend of his family. Besides his hard work, David gave generously to causes near and dear to Cincinnati’s heart.  I am proud to have had the opportunity to work so closely with him,” stated John Geisen, President and CEO of Izzy’s.  “He will be missed by his family and all of us who were fortunate to call him friend.”

A Visitation will be held for David Kadetz Tuesday April 19, 2011, 5pm until 8pm at Linnemann Funeral Home in Burlington, KY. A second visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 10am until 11am at Hebron Lutheran Church in Hebron, KY with the service immediately following at 11am. Interment will be in Hebron Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials can be sent to American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave. Staten Island, NY 10305 or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall St. 22nd Floor New York, New York 10005. Online Condolences can be made at www.linnemannfuneralhomes.com

About Izzy Kadetz, Inc.

Izzy’s Restaurant features 9 Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky locations.  Featuring the “World’s Greatest Reuben,” Izzy’s knows that the secret of their success is rooted in offering superior quality along with the highest level of customer service.

Celebrating their 110th Anniversary this year, Izzy's employees understand that the customer is King. Consistently ranked as the "best deli in Cincinnati", visitors to this tri-state tradition soon realize that Izzy's offers a unique experience that blends great food with friendly and attentive staff, all while maintaining the highest in quality and value. This passion for pleasing patrons easily explains the fierce loyalty shared by so many fans of Izzy’s

 

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  • “If you love good old fashioned corned beef (and a variety of things related to it) you can't go wrong with Izzy's. Awesome potato pancakes and their pickles are my favorite anywhere. They even have some really good vegetarian options.”

    Meta S. ★★★★★

  • “Not only was the service fast but friendly. The Izzy special..on point. Thank you so much ”

    Tamilyn E. ★★★★★

  • “I love Izzys!!! I go to the one on Mall Road in Florence. The staff are super friendly and the food is delicious!! We love the kids eat free Saturdays as well. The only thing I dont like is that the broccoli cheese soup was taken off the menu. ”

    Macon P. ★★★★★

  • “Love Izzy's Reuben's and Potato Cakes. This is the closest to my house. I live in Goshen but it's worth the drive. Had to make a special trip there for St. Paddy's Day. Great customer service. And great food. They have the best Potato Cakes in town.”

    Adrienne J. ★★★★★

  • “Has the best reuben of my life (thus far)!!  Nothing fancy about this joint - very laid back and casual.  Staff was friendly and I could tell that they have a lot of regulars that come in for lunch.  I ordered a reuben and fell in LOVE!  Not greasy, not soggy, lots of awesome corned beef and sauerkraut, and the bread was super fresh. Izzys is on our list of places to eat when we are in Cincy.   Top 3 for sure! ”

    Melissa D. ★★★★

  • “Flew in from Florida for the week, had to stop for a Rueben and potato pancake before leaving. You need to open some down this way! ”

    Barton F. ★★★★★

  • “First time having Izzy burger. Incredible! ”

    Rob D ★★★★★

  • “We love this place. So glad it came to Ft. Wright. My 2-yr. old loves the pickles and almost makes a meal on them alone. The reubens are great but you owe it to yourself to experiment. The Spicy Delight is awesome and worth a try. ”

    Sam B. ★★★★★

  • “Love this location!  My fiance does too.  Told staff was our first time and she was patient and helpful with menu suggestions and questions.  We have already been back. Tommy, Andy, Reuben all amazing. And the potato pancake is terrific!  Thanks so much for being awesome, when we were having a bad day! ”

    Jasmine C. ★★★★★

  • “Longtime fans "love" this landmark Cincinnati deli with locations throughout the city serving "hearty", "overstuffed" sandwiches (particularly the "terrific" Reuben) along with "famous" pickles and "second-to-none" potato pancakes; although the decor reminds some of a grade-school lunchroom, it's affordable and the staff is "a hoot."

    Zagat Reviewed – 4.5 Food/ 4.4 Service

  • “The best! Yummy. Love potato pancakes and pickles as much as the sandwiches. ★★★★★★★★★★ 10★s. ”

    Wana R. ★★★★★

  • “Mmm Reubens! I come here for a quick lunch and they are super friendly and prompt. I like to get the reuben salad. It is quite large and a very cool take on the traditional sandwich. It is jam packed with "good" lettuce, sauerkraut, grated swiss cheese, corned beef, chopped pickles, and topped with their homemade thousand island dressing. The cool finishing touch is rye bread croutons which seem to be homemade. They also have good sweet tea! ”

    Heather L ★★★★