Greek Diner Cup


Product Description

This ceramic New York mug features the iconic "WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU" logo.  They are a ceramic replica of the legendary paper coffee cup served in most NYC delis and are perfect for any hot or cold beverage. Microwave and dishwasher friendly. Gift boxed.

Measures 4" Tall

Capacity: 8 oz.

About: When Greek immigrants arrived in New York in the early part of the last century, they brought their coffee culture along with them, giving birth to the city’s ubiquitous Greek diners and sidewalk pushcarts. In 1963, the Sherri Cup Company set out to produce a to-go coffee cup that would appeal to the Greek vendors. Marketing director Leslie Buck dreamed up a motif that included blue-and-white colors from the flag of Greece. His message, WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU, was printed in Greek-style letters, adorned with a trio of steaming, mustard-yellow cups, flanked by ancient “Anthora” urns, and framed with a Greek Key pattern. No one, before or since, has been able to capture, by accident or design, the city’s self-identity.