Multimillionaire Lady Gaga sent her father a box of Oreos for Father’s Day, he revealed Monday.
Although the star is said to be worth $275 million, restaurateur Joe Germanotta seemed perfectly happy with the cookie gift — which usually costs about $4 for a box.
He told FOX Business’s Dagen McDowell: “My daughter Stefani, you know, aka Lady Gaga, she sent me a box of Oreos. It was a great day.”
As he prepares to ready his uptown Manhattan restaurant Joanna Trattoria for New York City’s return to outdoor dining, Germanotta said he spent the day working.
But he said his second daughter, fashion designer Natali Germanotta, planned to take him on a “long bike ride” to celebrate the holiday.
He was appearing on “Mornings with Maria” to talk about how the restaurant had been affected by the COVID lockdown.
Germanotta’s gift comes as snack-food giant Mondelez — makers of Oreos, Ritz and Chips Ahoy cookies — last week reported an almost 30 percent increase in cracker and cookie sales over the past few months amid the coronavirus lockdown.
During a call with Wall Street analysts, Dirk Van de Put, the chief executive of Mondelez, pointed out that customers didn’t just hoard the biscuits — but munched on them and kept coming back for more as lockdown stretched on and on.
At “home, there is more grazing, more continuous eating and snacking takes up a much bigger role,” Van de Put said, adding: “Sharing a snack with your kids as everybody is sort of cooped up in the house brings back a feeling of normalcy, of togetherness, calming everybody down.”
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