Lessing's... A Legacy of Remarkable Hospitality.
The oldest family-owned, continuously operated, highly diverse food service company in the United States is Lessing's Hospitality Group in Great River, New York. The company was founded by Maxwell Lessing in 1890 and is operated to this day by 15 family members representing six generations of Lessings. With over 135 total locations, this highly diversified company feeds more than 40,000 guests a day at over 100 corporate, educational, country club, and manufacturing plant locations throughout the Northeast. Lessing's Hospitality Group also operates seventeen high-end wedding and catering venues, 10 full service restaurants, an exciting new and trendy Brunch restaurant, a historic hotel built in 1751, and has entered into a franchise agreement with Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza to develop a chain of pizza restaurants. The Lessing family has provided food service to New Yorkers for over 125 years without interruption. Both the longevity and the success of this legacy company is unprecedented, especially in the catering, food service and restaurant business.
Lessing's partnered with Save the Beaches Foundation and held a company wide cleanup of Gilgo Beach.
To help better our environment, our facilities have stopped offering plastic straws and only offer paper straws upon request. All to-go containers are also made from biodegradable materials. We encourage everyone to #skipthestraw.
Lessing's partnered with Island Harvest Food Bank and helped plant seeds in their Giving Garden that will help support the 300,000 food insecure Long Islander's in need.
To further help our communities, we have partnered with the Crayon Initiative. This organization collects used crayons, recycles them, and then distributes the new crayons to children's hospitals across the country.