Reuben’s Deli was founded in Carthage in 212 B.C. After the Carthaginians lost to the Roman’s in the Battle of Rama in 202 B.C., Reuben’s moved to their current location on Broad Street in Atlanta. OK, maybe not. Here’s the real story.
Reuben’s Deli just celebrated their 20th year of being in business. In January of 1996, Reuben’s Deli opened it’s doors and instantly became a pretty good place to eat. For six years, it remained pretty good. In 2002, in steps Claudio Furgiuele as Reuben’s owner and Master Sandwich Connoisseur. It was like the Chicago Bulls acquiring Michael Jordan, or the Hawks drafting Dominique Wilkins. The impact was instant and dramatic, and the team was ready to compete for championships.
Claudio’s vision of a “good food fast” restaurant was brought in to being. But, the vision was more than just “good food fast”. The vision was to create a venue where the sandwich was the featured item, and where there would be no corner’s cut in delivering the best sandwich available in Atlanta, or anywhere else for that matter.
Fast forward to today and Reuben’s Deli has been voted #1 Best Deli in Atlanta and a Top 10 Deli in the USA, Best Sandwich, and Best Reuben at least a dozen times.