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

    Amanda W ★★★★★

  • “BEST REUBENS EVER!!! ”

    Robert P. ★★★★★

  • “Izzy's is a great place. a staple of downtown Cincy. They are known for their Ruben. However I recommend the Izzy's Mex (spicier Ruben) or "The Suzzy" which is turkey and cranberry-orange relish with cream cheese... it's better than it sounds.”

    Chris 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. ★★★★★

  • “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. ★★★★

  • “Izzys always has good sandwiches, particularly any Reuben variation because the sauerkraut is always crisp and tart. The pickles are the real star though, and we inhale as many as possible every time we visit. The potato pancakes are unique and definitely worth a try - particularly if you are expecting something like a hash brown patty or a soft doughy cake. ”

    Paul W. ★★★★

  • “One of the best restaurants in the city. Hands down the best Reubens around. ”

    James M. ★★★★★

  • “Had some quests from Columbus area and Andrian, MI and wanted to take them to a "local" restaurant. My grandson and I decided Izzy's in Forest Park was the choice. They LOVED it. First the delicious pickles and then the famous Ruben and potato pancake. The waitress was great, very friendly and we enjoyed her conversation with our questions. They were very impressed with the food and her. I wish I knew her name but she was the only waitress there. Then even bought a jar of pickles to take home.”

    Glyn H. ★★★★★

  • “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. ★★★★★

  • “Pickles!!  Potato Cakes!!  Pastrami!!  Paradise!! There is just NOT a better sandwich shop to be found!! ”

    Matthew B. ★★★★★

  • “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. ★★★★★

  • “First time having Izzy burger. Incredible! ”

    Rob D ★★★★★