Madame Tussauds team ups with steak house to fill dining room with celebrity wax figures

Wax Figures @ Peter Lugers
Diners pose with Jimmy Fallon's wax figure at Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn. Photo credit Madame Tussauds
By , WCBS Newsradio 880

Celebrities have flooded Brooklyn’s iconic Peter Luger Steakhouse, courtesy of Madame Tussauds.

For a limited time, the wax figures of Jon Hamm, Jimmy Fallon, Al Roker and Audrey Hepburn will help the iconic steakhouse promote indoor dining amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The figures will fill empty space at the restaurant as it increases to 35% indoor dining capacity on Friday, as per updated guidance announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Inside the steakhouse, diners will find Hamm having a drink at the bar, Hepburn seated at a table in her “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” wardrobe, Fallon seated near a pair of windows and Roker waiting to direct guests to the second floor.

“The restaurant industry is vital to New York City's economy, and it's been particularly hard hit this past year,” Vice President of Peter Luger, Daniel Turtel, said in a statement. “We're excited to welcome diners back indoors at 35%.”

Turtel notes that the restaurant “thought this would be a fun, safe way to fill some of the seats that need to remain empty.”

He adds: “It has been wonderful working with the fabulous team at Madame Tussauds New York.”

The mannequins will remain at the restaurant, which has been in business for over 130 years, through Monday. After that, they'll return to the recently reopened Madame Tussauds in midtown.

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