George, at 25 years old, took over the deli in 1978 when his Uncle Henry fell ill. However, the food business was not foreign to him. He had always worked in the food industry in various capacities- at an Italian cheese company and a couple of meat companies. His hayday at the deli was filled with 24 hour catering for small to large events and a lunch rush line that would put any hyped queue to shame. Now, George can be found hanging out with his deli friends telling a funny story or driving down the streets of Downey in one his beloved classic cars.