Dave Andelman Wiki – Biography
Dave Andelman is the former CEO of the Phantom Gourmet and co-owner of the Mendon Twin Drive-In with his brothers Dave and Mike Andelman. The Andelman brothers are hosts of the WSBK-TV 38 show The Phantom Gourmet. They were hosts of the WTKK Radio 96 radio show Phantom Gourmet. Dan appeared as a judge on the “Sticky Buns” episode of Throwdown! with Bobby Flay.
Dave Andelman Age
Dave Andelman’s age is unknown.
Dave Andelman is the son of radio personality Eddie Andelman. He has two older brothers Dave and Mike Andelman.
It is unclear if Dave Andelman is married or not.
Dave Andelman has resigned as CEO of Phantom Gourmet, Inc. He also resigned from the Mendon Twin Drive-In, a drive-in movie theater that he owns with his brothers, Dan Andelman and Michael Andelman. Phantom Gourmet announced his resignation in a statement on the company Facebook page on Tuesday, June 16, 2020:
“Effective immediately, Dave Andelman will step down as CEO of Phantom Gourmet, Inc, the company he founded in 1993 and he will no longer appear on episodes of the Phantom Gourmet television show. In addition, he will not be involved in any day to day operations and he will relinquish ownership in the company. Dave Andelman will also resign from the Mendon Twin Drive-In.
“Dan Andelman, the host of the television program will take over as company CEO.”
Dan Andelman said in the statement: “I’m proud of the company my brother Dave helped build and for all our show has done on behalf of local restaurants and employees in the foodservice industry, especially during this challenging time. But, Dave’s recent social media statements made it clear that he cannot stay in a leadership role or any role with this company. We are passionate about food and restaurants, but we also vow to dedicate ourselves to advancing the causes of diversity, social justice, and equality. We plan to listen, learn, and act, while we also continue to entertain and inform our loyal food and fun-loving fans.
“Phantom Gourmet fans are the lifeblood of our company and we deeply apologize that so many have been hurt. This is NOT what Phantom Gourmet is about and we are very sorry. Our hard-working employees and loyal fans deserve better. So, we are taking swift and decisive action today and we want to make it clear that these types of divisive comments are not consistent with our core values.”
The Phantom Gourmet statement continued: “In addition, Phantom Gourmet is committed to the following:
- Prioritize finding and promoting local black-owned restaurants and foodservice companies owned and operated by minorities and people of color.
- Provide diversity and inclusion training for all employees of Phantom Gourmet, Inc.
- Further educate all employees on Black Lives Matter and systemic racism.
- Complete a stem to stern review of company policies and corporate culture to make sure controls are in place so nothing like this ever happens again.”
Dan Andelman: “At our core, Phantom Gourmet is about bringing people together to share good meals and great times. We look forward to using our platform for positive change.”
Comment – Posts
Dan Andelman made inappropriate comments on his personal Facebook page. Dave Andelman’s posts included comments such as “defund potatoes, not the police” and “We don’t take a knee here. This is America, not Game of Thrones. Your desperate need for approval, from those who hate cops and country regardless, is pathetic. Have a great day!”
The comments also included posts suggesting Back Bay restaurants offer “touchless, curbside looting, and gyms could call workouts ‘protests against obesity.”
Dave Andelman issued an apology on the Phantom Gourmet Facebook page on Saturday, June 13, 2020: “I want to apologize. I maintain my own Facebook Page. I made comments on that page that were inappropriate, hurtful, and wrong regarding the Boston protests. I support everyone’s right to free speech and free assembly. I, too, desire racial and social justice. My record of philanthropy and business reflects this. I made a mistake. I apologize. I feel terrible. We all make mistakes. And I ask for your forgiveness.”
Dave Andelman’s net worth is unknown.