We have come a long way since this photo was taken over 30 years ago! Again, I am very proud to say that we are celebrating our 65th Year of business in the Valley… We just had a family of 3 generations in our establishment, and it is just such a touching moment for me to see other families carrying on the Miracle Mile tradition with their own.
We have been fortunate enough to be serving the Valley families for six decades, and with that has come a lot of tradition for families to bring their children and their children's children to our establishment to satisfy their craving for a great family meal. We are so fortunate to be a part of so many families lives, and it is always so great to hear about the fond memories that people have about our various locations that we have occupied.
Chris-Town is the location that I personally hear the most about. I remember being a kid myself, doing my homework on a pickle bucket behind the dessert case after school while my parents finished up their work for the day. When I got a little bit older, I came to work on Saturday mornings with my Mom and Dad at 7am, and worked with my Aunt Maria serving coffee to our breakfast diners! I felt really cool being at work because none of my other friends were able to do that on a weekly basis with their parents. In time, I got to help out on the Hot Dog grill serving hot dogs, making fresh hamburger patties and smashing in between two pieces of wax paper with massive china plates… THOSE WERE THE TIMES! I have very fond memories of Chris-Town and it was like a second home to me for several years of my childhood.
Now as a father myself, I get to share more memories with my children. I love it when they come to visit me at work because I remember going to visit my parents at work and how much I loved interacting with the other employees. My kids do the same thing and I love to see that. It's pretty fun to see how they interact at such a young age in an environment that they feel comfortable in… much like I did as a kid at Chris-Town.
I would love to hear about some of your memories about Miracle Mile over the last 65 Years! Please feel free to comment on this blog or on Facebook & Twitter about your Miracle Mile memories and let us know what you love most about our business!
Thank you so much for reading and I hope to hear about some of your fondest Miracle Mile memories soon!
I am VERY pleased to announce that the NEW MIRACLE MILE MENU HAS FINALLY ARRIVED! Beginning today, we have 11 NEW MENU ITEMS... New Sandwiches, New Salads, New Healthy Options & New Burgers! This is pretty much the first time in a long time that we have made these changes to our famous Miracle Mile Menu.... but I thought we were do!
The New Sandwiches include the Turkacado, TurkeyCran, Classic BLT, Bronx Chicken Sandwich, and The Times Square Cheesesteak (yeah say that 3 times really fast without saying "cheesecake")! Times Square Cheesesteak, Times Square Cheesesteak, Times Square Cheesecake.... Damn! Okay... onto the salads!
The New Salads include The Staten Island Salad, The SoHo Salad, and the Straight Up Chicken Caesar Salad!
The New Burgers include the Broadway Burger, The Empire State Burger, and the Ellis Island Burger!
Although I am not going to go into detail on all of these items because I honestly want you to explore the site for yourself and find them and salivate over the descriptions, I can honestly say that I am very proud of the new items and have a lot of confidence in saying that I think that they all bring a new value to our menu and I am very excited for you all to try them. Approximately 80% of our customers already know what they are going to order for lunch or dinner before walking into our establishments because they have been going to Miracle Mile for most of their childhood and adult lives... However I think these new menu items will hopefully develop into new favorites for both new and longtime customers!
By frequent customer request and after several product tests, we found a consistent avocado that is fresh and that will accompany our sandwiches and salads nicely! Although this product is often expensive and difficult to maintain, we have been working diligently with our produce suppliers to find a great avocado that we will be proud to serve consistently...because Miracle Mile is built on consistently and we NEVER want to disappoint our customers... EVER!! A very exciting and tasty addition to our menu for sure!
Several of our new menu items include other items that we have had on our Miracle Mile Menu for several years. However we have been working on mixing some items together and making the most of the quality that we serve on a daily basis! Several minds have been working on this menu for some time now and we are very happy that the time has come to be able to share with you all. I would like to extend a special THANK YOU to Albert Stolarski and his "handy helper", Mr. Jacinto, at Albert's Signworks Inc. for all of their help with creating the new menu boards and putting up with our crazy Miracle Mile Family. Albert has been working our family since 1996 and does amazing work with signs and other incredible pieces that any home or restaurant may need. I would highly recommend him if you are in the need for any signage for any occasion. And Thank You Mom & Dad for staying late and helping Albert & Jacinto late into the night!
I would also like to thank my management staff.... Troy, Roger, Rafael, Miguel, and Daly, for all of their patience and help with creating, perfecting and executing these new menu items for our customers! We are ready to play and share these exciting things with our customers thanks to you all!
We haven't done a lot of advertising these new items yet... but I would like to thank the "Power of Social Media" for helping us get the word out and allowing our customers to share their thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram & YouTube! You are all amazing people and we truly appreciate your feedback and sharing your MMD experiences with others.
Finally, I would like to once again thank my family. Desi, Sophie and Jack... I work hard every day for you all. You are my inspiration and my restaurant obsession and constant seeking for greatness is to make you proud! The foundation for a better Miracle Mile starts today and hopefully things only get better from this point forward! Thank you for always supporting me and being there for me when I need you most. Your love, hugs, kisses and laughs are the reason I love living every day.
Okay... I think I am done with all of my cheesiness for now. Meh!!!
Search the site... Come in and try the new items and enjoy! Let me know your thoughts when you have the chance! I look forward to hearing from you all soon.