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HEARTS4HOMELESS VALENTINE’S DAY CHALLENGE NEW YORK, NY - GRANDMA’S CHEESECAKE SANDWICHES will be out on the streets of Manhattan and Long Island for Valentine’s Day distributing 150+ heart-shaped cheesecake sandwiches with cherry centers to individuals residing in several homeless encampments, and challenges everyone to join in, and help brighten the spirits of our fellow displaced neighbors that don’t have the luxury of sharing such a romantic day with a sweetheart of their own by giving them a heart-shaped treat.  Wednesday, Feb. 13 – Babylon & Hicksville LIRR stations at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 – Midtown – 5th to 7th Ave. between 32nd and 36th Streets at 11:00 a.m.

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Hearts Aflutter

Grandma's Cheesecake Sandwiches is proud to introduce our special heart-shaped cheesecake sandwiches for Valentine's Day. Filled with a choice of luscious cherries or delectable strawberries for that special someone in your life. I always thought having a special someone on Valentine's Day that you could share a sweet treat with, whether it be a friend, co-worker, brother, sister, parent, neighbor, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, lover, aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc. was important because at the end of the day it's really about being happy with the people in your life. Sharing and caring for others, that's what we do as a society, and what better way to bring a smile to that significant person's face, and taste buds I might add,...

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Story of Lisa Cotoggio: One Cheesecake at a Time

Story of Lisa Cotoggio: One Cheesecake at a Time. from Karishma Vanjani on Vimeo. Lisa Cotoggio, a Bayside resident unlike many women did not choose to stay hush about sexual harassments she faced at her jobs, whether it was hospitality, sales or the restaurant industry. The final straw in her 30 years of career was an incident that led her to file a lawsuit against the company. These experiences she said made her decide to start her own business- Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches. The video narrates Lisa's journey to being a 57-year-old woman entreprenuer in the city of New York. It also adds in a word of caution for the aspiring entreprenuers looking to own a food truck on the streets...

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Staying The Course

I find myself swept up in it all, the excitement, the stress, the unknown...that's how it feels as I move day by day trying to create something that I can be proud of, and that people will enjoy.  You know how they say food is the key to a man's heart, well a good dessert is the path to everyone's sweet tooth. I love what I do now each day, be it baking, selling or washing the pans because I am doing something that's mine, and I can share my experiences with complete strangers, and people I know. Success is not about a paycheck, it's about finding what you love, and letting it enter the hearts of those around you....

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Well as you know I recently did a large order for 2000 Grandma's Cheesecake Sandwiches for a giveaway at Resorts World Catskills during their Prime 55 Tuesday promotions, which went over quite well. I am happy to report that I have received payment for those luxurious tasty treats, and the feelings of achievement and validation I am experiencing after my first big order are magnificent. Starting a business late in life is never easy, but then starting a business at any age comes with a great degree of challenges, and obstacles one must overcome to get things up and running. I've come to realize that I made the right decision in moving forward with this venture, and I applaud and...

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