Chock Full o'Nuts Opens New NYC Eatery

Monday, September 13, 2010

They traded on nostagia and faded out in the 1980s. But now they're back. Today, Chock Full o'Nuts, the self-proclaimed purveyer of "heavenly coffee," is opening its first eatery in New York City in almost 30 years.

The menu includes cream cheese sandwiches on date bread, whole wheat doughnuts and mugs of coffee for $2 -- a far cry from the five cents Russian immigrant William Black charged for a "cupp'a joe" when he first opened the diner in the 1930s.

The new owners are starting on West 23rd Street, and hope to have 50 Chockful o'Nuts coffee shops within 15 years.


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Comments [3]

Alice Laskey from Plantation, Fl.

I remember having a cup of coffee and 2 whole
wheat doughnuts every day before going to work.
It was great, best ever.
I hope they open up in Florida. Good luck to you,
and thank you.

Oct. 18 2010 08:37 PM
Brooklyn 1962

I also remember my family and I would frequent the loacation in brooklyn located on the corner of Hoyt and Fulton street. It was always a treat to go there after shopping in the deparment stores. Wow it was great. I pray that they survive.

Sep. 13 2010 04:09 PM
glasspetalsmoke from New York

I still remember eating hot dogs, hamburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches at the Chock Full o'Nuts in the Bronx (Fordham Road) when I was a kid. Used to love spinning around in the counter seats and watching the folks at the grill cooking up food. Up there with the Woolworth's lunch counter.

Sep. 13 2010 03:35 PM

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