WME's New Lobby Commissary Opens With Healthy Fare
Jack & Ben's, named after the dads of co-CEOs Patrick Whitesell and Ari Emanuel, features low prices to make it affordable for assistants and an app to order up to the offices.
This story first appeared in the June 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Perfect Father's Day timing: WME's sleek lobby commissary Jack & Ben's officially opened the day after, June 16, and is named after the dads of co-CEOs Patrick Whitesell and Ari Emanuel, respectively.
The menu offers wraps, clubs and salads, including the "McCarth," a knockoff of the Beverly Hills Hotel's McCarthy salad. It's also brimming with gluten-free and vegan options, like the spaghetti with meatballs that can be made with Gardein meatless meat (which, duly noted, is a WME client). Prices are kept low to make it affordable for assistants and there's an app to order up to the offices.
Chef Spencer Gray got the gig after cooking for Emanuel while working as a private chef for producer Joel Silver. "I got to know [Emanuel's] taste buds really well," says Gray.