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Pastrami lovers line up outside Langer's for free sandwiches

June 15, 2012 |  8:09 am

Pastrami lovers came out bright and early Friday morning to line up in front of Langer’s Deli in Westlake as the restaurant celebrates its 65th anniversary by giving away free sandwiches.

By 7 a.m., nearly 40 people had formed a queue outside the eatery on the corner of South Alvarado and West 7th streets.

“This is a way for the owner, Norm Langer, to show his appreciation to his customers and to the community at large for everything they’ve given him,” said spokesman John Schwada.

On Friday and Saturday, customers will receive a free No. 19 sandwich, the deli’s most popular: hand-cut pastrami, cole slaw, Swiss cheese and Russsian dressing on double-baked rye bread.

Schwada said thousands of people are expected to show up over the next two days to take advantage of the offer.

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