Joe’s Crab Shack has energetic opening
April 19, 2013 by Sarah
Joe’s Crab Shack opened on the morning of Tuesday, April 16, at the Palisades Center in Nanuet to a boisterous crowd ready to taste the buckets of its famous crab and large fired platters. The Vice President of the Rockland Business Association, Roger Scheiber, who participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony, was amazed at the level of enthusiasm in the crowd.
According to the General Manager of the restaurant, Donald Palombo, this is the fifth Joe’s Crab Shack in New York State, with over 130 more locations across the country. It employs 140 people and he expects that he will need to hire more in the upcoming months, so now could be a good time to consult area print companies to arrange poster printing highlighting job opportunities.
Those who waited in line for the restaurant to open on Tuesday were entertained by the staff of the restaurant in a dance performance. Palombo said that the dance routines will be part of the daily activities at the restaurant, with dances every 20 to 25 minutes by the staff, so that going to the restaurant becomes an experience that does not begin and end with the food.
Palombo added that the restaurant is also raising money for Autism Speaks. A free kid’s meal is given with every $1 donation, a crab dip with every $5 donation, and a classic steam pot with every $10 donation. More than $6,000 was raised by the restaurant for Autism Speaks prior to its opening.