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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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  • “Recently got a couple sandwiches to go from Izzys after hearing about how good it is. I REALLY enjoyed the Turkey Reuben, and loved the fact that they purposely include a small container of their delicious pickles and thousand island dressing. It also came with a giant and deliciously chewy potato pancake! The staff was quick, and the sandwiches were put together just right. ”

    Shannon D. ★★★★

  • “Delicious toasted sandwiches and high-quality meats.  So tasty and hits the spot every time. ”

    Jordan W. ★★★★

  • “Goetta Rueben and potato pancakes!! And those crisp, cold pickles! Yummy ”

    Amanda W ★★★★★

  • “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. ★★★★★

  • “I think I died and went to sandwich heaven......seriously though, Izzys Original Reuben is the stuff of legends. Words cant describe it, you just need to go in and try it sometime. Im hungry just thinking about it!!!! ”

    Martha C. ★★★★★

  • “Absolutely fantastic pastrami Reuben on a pretzel bun!  Chicken noodle soup was fresh with Bowie pasta.  The potato pancakes were crispy pillows of heavenly goodness.  Oh, and the pickles were amazing and I dont usually like pickles!  I sure wish we had one in Toronto!! ”

    Lee M. ★★★★★

  • “Slightly different take on a deli. A small place where customers and food are shown lots of care. I had corned beef w eggs on top; all sandwiches come with large potato cake. Our staff was in town for a convention and ate there often. We were never disappointed.”

    Colette F. ★★★★★

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

    Tamilyn E. ★★★★★

  • “I've been living in Seattle and I crave just taking a flight to eat some Izzys ”

    Tania M ★★★★★

  • “Was in the area shooting a wedding and wanted to eat something different then the same old stuff. Looked on Yelp and saw the great reviews so we tried it out. Food was great, staff was funny, and the price was perfect for what we got. Next time we are in Cincinnati we will have to stop by again. Give it a shot and go for the Ruben its great!”

    Tad C. ★★★★★

  • “Best I've had in Cincinnati!”

    Starr P. ★★★★★

  • “This place is AWESOME!!!! I drove from Indianapolis to try this place and I do not regret my decision!!! Best food ever!!! The rueben omg...every ingredient from the bread to the sauce has been perfected!!! We need an Izzys here in Indy! 100% better than Shapiros!!! The pickles omg...I could go on and on forever!!! Thank you Mr. Izzy!!!! ”

    Dee Y. ★★★★★