Singing servers audition for new restaurant

PHILADELPHIA - November 2, 2011

The owners of the new Walnut Street Supper Club are looking for singing restaurant staff. The restaurant is located in the heart of the theatre district, and will feature an old concept made new.

They came from all over for a chance to wait and bust tables and sing.

James McManaman has partnered with the owner of Portifino Restaurant which closed after three decades due to damage from Hurricane Irene.

"I noticed his roof collapsed," said James Mcmanaman. "I pitched him the deal and he went for it. If you want to have dinner, you want to see a show, this could make it a lot more affordable and a lot more fun."

He's looking for singing restaurant staff, waiters, hostesses, and bus boys, and will be hiring about 30 employees.

No doubt Charlie Sarkioglu can sing, but what about his waiting experience?

"Never waited; I waited in line, that's about it," says Sarkioglu.

With auditions held on Tuesday and Wednesday, there were lots of folks willing to sing for their work.

Quinn Lashinsky admitted to being a little nervous.

"But I'm excited to go in there and show them what I am going to do," said Quinn.

The Walnut Street Supper Club opens sometime in December. They are renovating Portifino's to replicate the post war glamour era.

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