A small chain of sandwich shops with one location in Boston is planning to open another in the city, with this one being in a structure that used to be a public bathroom.
According to The Boston Herald, the Earl of Sandwich is going to open on Boston Common in the former rest room that faces Tremont Street. The Herald mentions that the building, which was constructed nearly 90 years ago, will be leased to the chain, which currently operates another restaurant at Logan Airport as well as 12 others around the country.
The Earl of Sandwich features hot sandwiches (including their signature sandwich--roast beef, cheese, and horseradish), salads, tomato soup, kettle-cooked chips, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and smoothies. Breakfast is also offered, with the focus being on hot breakfast sandwiches.
Expect a late 2011 or early 2012 opening for the new location of the Earl of Sandwich.
[August 31 update: According to The Boston Globe
, Mayor Thomas M. Menino has signed a lease allowing the Earl of Sandwich to open at Boston Common. The sandwich shop, which will be open annually from at least April 15 through October 31, could be open for business by the spring of 2012.]
[September 24, 2012 update: The Boston Herald states
that the Earl of Sandwich is looking at an October opening. (Thanks to Adam's Hospitality & Tourism Industry Blog for bringing
this to our attention.)]
[September 24, 2012 update #2: Eater Boston reports
(via the Herald) that not only will the Earl of Sandwich be opening at Boston Common in October, but there might also be more locations coming to the area, as the folks behind the chain have been scouting out other spaces, including along the Mass. Pike. (It appears that there could be at least four or five Earl of Sandwich outlets on the way to the Boston area at some point.)]
[November 9, 2012 update: The Beacon Hill Patch mentions
that the Earl of Sandwich plans to open on Monday (November 12). Thanks to Adam's Hospitality & Tourism Industry Blog for letting
us know about this.]
The chain's website can be found at: http://www.earlofsandwichusa.com/
For more information on the opening of the Earl of Sandwich at Boston Common, please go to the Boston Herald link below.
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Labels: Boston Common restaurants, Boston restaurants, downtown Boston restaurants, restaurant chains, restaurant openings, sandwiches, sandwich shops