It started with Kosher Subway’s next door neighbor YOGO ( a frozen yogurt shop that served pretty bad frozen yogurt, started as Cholov Israel, went Cholov Stam, and closed it’s doors 2 months ago), and continued with waking up this morning to see the following status on Facebook from Kenny Lowenstein, a friend, and a former mashgiach of Kosher Subway:
“Baruch Dayan Emes Kosher Subway on pico blvd which opened nearly 5 years ago decided too close its doors. I had the honor of being its Head Mashgiach for 2 + years. sadly the profits started too decrease and we never recovered. Kosher Subway improved with its customer service and cleanliness. Many customers questioned the portioning of meats but that was subways rules 5 ounces on a ft long sandwich. 2.5 ounces on a 6inch sub.. I would personally like too thank its Owner Jon whom employed me through Kehilla Kosher. You were the most straight forward person/boss that i’ve ever worked for i’m sorry things didint work out and wish you much luck with all of your endeavors. For the entire Los Angeles Community support you kosher places you never know what can happen..
Have a great Week too come Shavuah Tov
fondly and sadly,
former mashgiach of Kosher Subway kenneth/kalman tzvi lowenstein”
8 hours later Kenny continued and posted the following status to make it official:
“Glatt Kosher Subway located 8948 west pico blvd has Closed its doors Permanently until further notice. Shocked that we weren’t given any type of notice. Serving the Pico Community for approx 5 years Kosher Subway was known for its
great prices. Subway was not like Pico Kosher Deli nor JEffs and never wanted that role. The idea of Subway was too inform you what you were eating and especially if you were counting calories or dieting. Kosher Food was and has always been a major expense for kosher establishments and thankfully the Community has so much competition going on that i honestly believed that Kosher Subway would outlast due too its seriously lower prices affordable prices. I was wrong!!! IF Anyone has the Capitol and is interested in acquiring Kosher subway on Pico send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and i will forward it. This establishment can reopen and be better than ever there is so much potential. Until then i will be back on the job market.. I know Hashem has always had an ultimate plan for us and i’ve never lost faith… GAM ZU LE TOVA”
We agree with Kenny “This too is for the best” and we want to wish all the parties involved lots of success in whatever it is they do next.