Opening of Vegan Restaurant in Berlin Attracts Both Crowds & Police
When opening a new restaurant, there are many worries that the owners are likely to have running through their heads. Attracting a crowd so large that police have to intervene and stop the opening is likely not one of those worries. But that is what happened over the weekend in the Neukölln neighborhood in southeast Berlin, with the opening of a new vegan restaurant, called Dandy Diner.
According to The Local, around 8pm on Saturday, just 20 minutes after the start of the party, the restaurant already had 300 people packed inside, with 500 more waiting outside. The crowd was so large that many spilled over to the main streets, which is why the police became involved.
The police informed the owners of Dandy Diner that they had to close down the party immediately, or they would have to take action and clear out the restaurant themselves. One of the owners, Carl Jakob Haupt, a well-known fashion blogger, stated:
“I think it’s a shame that the party ended so quickly. But in the end I’m satisfied. It was the best restaurant opening that there’s ever been.”
With the buzz and publicity for the new restaurant clearly already taken care of, it’s just as important to check out the menu that the new hotspot offers. According to their website:
“Dandy Diner serves nutrient concentrated sandwiches, burgers, salads, sweets and cakes in a 40-seat light filled space. Our menu is strictly vegan, features gluten-free options, and we can always prepare substitutions for most dietary restrictions.”
If the food is as good as it sounds, it seems Dandy Diner will continue bringing in crowds–just hopefully tamer ones!
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