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Noodletown's Entire Staff Retires ??!!

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We've been eating at Noodletown for the past 30+ years. Went for lunch today and did not recognize a single face - not a waiter, cook, or even the cashier. The young, new cashier said that it had not changed owners - but all of the staff retired. Retired ??? Does anyone know what's up - can't believe that all of the staff, young and old alike all retired at the same time.

Good news - the food is still great.

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  1. Haven't been there lately but I do hope those grouchy cashiers are gone. They were the meanest meanies!

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    1. re: lochan

      Funny GNYN's cashiers have always been very charming with me

    2. I eat lunch there once or twice a week. I have not noticed any changes in the wait stuff lately. Am I being absent-minded? :-)

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      1. re: diprey11

        Many years ago on the UWS, I was eating at an excellent Szechuan restuarant and
        in came the guys with badges, and out went all the staff...Maybe something like that?

      2. Could this explain it?

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/728987

        Haven't been in a while, but I do hope the food hasn't gone downhill.

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        1. re: manilov

          Thank you manilov - it seems like the most likely explanation. The food tasted the same - the portions did seem a little smaller, with less duck in the duck chow fun.

          Knew we could count on Chowhounders !!!

        2. WTF???

          I eat there every month or so, including tonight. The restaurant is the same. The menu is the same. The food is the same. The wait staff are the same (though I haven't seen the older cashier recently).

          The only thing really different is the DOH "A" certificate hung in the window.