Eric and Donald Trump Jr. Dine Everywhere From McDonald’s to DubaiAs partners in their father’s business, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. do a lot of dining together — whether they’re talking to clients Stateside about Quattro, their upcoming restaurant in the Trump Soho building, or cutting ribbons in the Middle East as they did this week.
BLT Out at Trump SohoWell, we guess there won’t be a BLT restaurant in Trump Soho after all. Such is the gist of a press release that just went out from BLT’s representative, Bullfrog & Baum, which includes this telling quote: “BLT Restaurants are recognized for a particular style of food and service which ended up not being what the Trump Organization was interested in,” says Jimmy Haber, managing partner of BLT Restaurant Group. Did Trump want something cheaper or more casual than what BLT was ready to do? Or does this perhaps have to do with the rumor we’ve been hearing about a hip, young downtown chef being looked at for the space? Perhaps there was more to the rumor than we thought.
BLT Restaurant Group and Trump SoHo Hotel Condominium New York Amicably Part Ways [PDF]
Earlier: Laurent Tourondel to Do All-New Trump Soho Restaurant
Laurent Tourondel to Do All-New Trump Soho Restaurant
The ever-expanding BLT empire is going to have a new addition and one that is a departure from previous generations. The Trump Soho, on which construction has recently resumed, is to have a big, new BLT restaurant, but chef-owner Laurent Tourondel says it won’t be a BLT Steak, Burger, Prime, Fish, or Market. “It’s going to be a new concept, something I’ve never done before,” he says. Tourondel also shot down a rumor we’d heard that a hot, young downtown chef was being recruited to do another big restaurant in the building. “I’m in charge of all the food and beverage there, so I would know,” he asserts. Unless he just isn’t telling.