A Note from the Owner, Dan Pool:\’ \’ I have been in the restaurant business since I was 14 years old. I have done about every job there is in the industry: from a fast food cook at age 14 to a Division President of a multi-million-dollar company in my 30\’s. I have worked in the corporate world, the franchise world and all worlds in between. I have always believed that the restaurant business is very, very simple, but it\’s not easy.\’ I believe the biggest mistake made in the restaurant industry is that people mistake simple with unimportant. Usually in life, the simple things are not that important; in the restaurant business, it is the simple things done consistently, day in and day out that are the key to having a successful business.
\’ I was in the process of opening a full service restaurant in Atlanta, GA when I came across an article. Fast-casual restaurants had just passed fast-food chains in the number of units sold, and some were even opening a store every 18 hours.\’ I had not spent much time in the sandwich industry, and I never felt like there was much of a difference between the various chains.\’ Yet, the article caught my attention so I took the next several weeks and flew all over the United States visiting all these concepts, searching for what set them apart from each other.\’ What I found was one might toast a sub, one might only have cold subs-they all had chips and no personality.
In my search I came across Gandolfo\’s New York Delicatessen and New York native Craig Gandolph. I knew I wanted to be a part of Gandolfo\’s New York Delicatessen\’® after my first bite.\’ I realized what I was looking for was not a sandwich shop like all the rest but a deli. In Gandolfo\’s, I found a true New York deli with a variety of homemade deli salads, premium meats, freshly baked breads and the best sandwiches I had ever eaten.
I loved the sandwiches so much that I bought the company.
I tried all the sandwich shops and I bought a New York Deli.\’ Visit our stores, speak to our people, try our food and realize the satisfaction and competitive advantages of owning a
Gandolfo\’s New York Deli.
Dan Pool, CEO