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Homegrown Hoagie Shop Taylor Gourmet Expanding to Chicago, Plus More Intel

The Salt Line brings Dock to Dish program to D.C.


Local sandwich shop Taylor Gourmet has signed a lease to open a location in downtown Chicago. As first reported by DCist, the homegrown chain — which currently operates a dozen locations in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia — has inked a deal to export its Philly-style hoagies to 1 N. Dearborn Street in the Windy City, although no official opening date has been set.

The burgeoning chain plans to celebrate the westward expansion by giving away Chicago-style hot dogs — “Neon relish and all,” a company spokesman told Eater — on Thursday, May 11 during the grand opening of its 13th shop at 1401 K Street NW.

Former President Barack Obama visited the Taylor Gourmet near the White House in 2012 and 2013. Co-founder Casey Patten came under fire earlier this year after he participated in a small business event organized by President Donald Trump.

The nine-year-old company refreshed its flagship location in the Atlas District and brought on a new culinary director in March.

Seafood Wire

Blue Hill at Stone Barns alum Kyle Bailey has become the inaugural member of the Dock to Dish seafood-sourcing initiative in D.C. In joining the sustainably minded cooperative, Bailey has linked The Salt Line — the forthcoming project he’s developing with Long Shot Hospitality in Navy Yard — to a food chain that will ensure his seafood comes from within 150 miles of the restaurant. One such supplier is Old Line Fish Co., located in Annapolis, Md.

Taylor Gourmet

2400 South Smith Boulevard, , VA 22202 (703) 417-2145