Sign Builder Illustrated June 2015

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Today’s ingredients that allowed a sign shop to go back to the past.


However the food truck concept ended up being so successful (long customer lines, frequent sell-outs, etc.) that DeMiglio knew the time was right to finally bring Callahan’s back as a storefront restaurant. So he leased vacant space in Norwood, New Jersey. The Callahan’s catchphrase is “So Big! So Good!” Because of this, DeMiglio knew he was going to need the remodeled interior environment to reflect this motto as well. Enter KDF Custom Graphics ( of Rockleigh, New Jersey.This highly creative sign shop is proud to dream up and build projects that other sign shops aren’t able to do. DeMiglio met with KDF President Stephen Hoey about his interior signage needs and told him that he wanted to incorporate a feeling for the old Callahan’s while also reflecting that this was a brand-new Callahan’s. KDF was already familiar with Callahan’s, since they had also created and installed DeMiglio’s food truck wrap. For

June 2015 // Sign Builder Illustrated


all photos: kdf custom graphics.

allahan’s was a family-owned hot dog restaurant in Fort Lee, New Jersey that started up back in 1950 and was, for the following decades, a primo destination that seemingly everyone in the surrounding Tri-State area had to visit. Thanks to their success, they even expanded to multiple locations over the years. But eventually (and unfortunately), the family decided to shut down the last of its restaurants back in 2006, and that was that. Or was it? Last year, the founder’s grandson, Daniel DeMiglio, realized a life-long dream to reopen Callahan’s—this time as a traveling food truck.

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