• Short Summary

    On Thursday (13 September) New York's largest restaurant, and haven for visitors from all over the world, became the first restaurant in the City to accept payment in any of six foreign currencies: Italian, Japanese, German, French, English and Swiss.

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    SV and CU Prices board (2 shots)
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    SV and CU guests eating at table (2 shots)
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    SV Guests helping themselves to food
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    CU Leopole speaking
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    SV Guests sitting at table
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    GV Guests being served drink
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    CU Woman
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    GV Guests at tables
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    GV Prices board
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    GV People at tables (2 shots)
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    LEOPOLE: Our visitors have found one thing, we are not as sophisticated as the European people. I just recently returned from Europe, and I was able to cash American money at any restaurant, at any shop -- they were glad to get it. But, there's not one establishment in New York City; store, hotel or restaurant, at the present time which will accept foreign currency. And, this can be a terrible inconvenience.



    GUEST: I think it is a very good idea, especially since I work at the ticket counter. Many people come in on Saturday, they want to exchange money, but there's just no way you can do it. So I'm very sure they will be happy to go to a restaurant where they can pay with local currency. Yes, and I would definitely recommend this restaurant too.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On Thursday (13 September) New York's largest restaurant, and haven for visitors from all over the world, became the first restaurant in the City to accept payment in any of six foreign currencies: Italian, Japanese, German, French, English and Swiss.

    Mamma Leone's -- purveyors of Italian cuisine for five decades--is taking advantage of the recent boom in tourism in the U.S., as foreign visitors open their pocket books in the wake of the devaluation of the dollar.

    Cashiers will compute diners bills being paid in foreign currency by the official exchange rate quoted on the Monday of each week. A spokesman for Restaurant Associates, which owns the restaurant, says once the new system is in operation the restaurant may also accept currencies of Spain and Scandinavian countries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZFQFADE4AA3Y0J3K4BUFUZIF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZFQFADE4AA3Y0J3K4BUFUZIF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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