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Which Wich to open in Tigard on Monday

DAN HAMBY - Which Wich Superior Sandwiches plans to open its first Oregon store near Southwest 72nd Avenue on Monday.It has more than 400 locations around the globe, but next week, the popular sandwich restaurant Which Wich will open its doors in Oregon for the first time.

For months, Which Wich Superior SandwichesWhich Wich Superior Sandwiches has been working to open its Tigard restaurant, and company officials say that opening day is slated for Monday, March 28.

“We’re going through our final training right now,” said owner and manager Dan Hamby.

The 1,850-square-foot Tigard store is located at 7500 S.W. Dartmouth St., next to the Tigard Walmart supercenter.

What’s so different about Wich Which?

“Well, our ordering process, for one,” Hamby said.

The company is known for its ordering style, where customers mark up pre-printed menus on sandwich bags, rather than ordering at a fast-food counter.

“You write your name on top and mark what you want, whether you want it hot or cold, wheat or white bread, the toppings, sauces, spices, whatever,” Hamby said. “You hand that to the cashier and at that point you’re done.”

SUBMITTED - Which Wich operates 400 stores across the globeThe shop offers 50 different sandwich options, Hamby said, offering everything from exotic options like a turkey and stuffing filled sandwich meant to represent Thanksgiving to a simple peanut butter and jelly.

Sandwiches come in 7 inch, 10.5 inch and 14 inch sizes.

Hamby, who lives in Hillsboro, is opening the restaurant with Tigard resident Scott Bean. The duo left their careers working in finance in 2014.

“We asked each other, do we want to back into the corporate world and sit in front of computers all day? I didn’t want to do that, and we were kicking around this idea of franchising.”

Which Wich has exploded over the last decade.

Since its founding in Dallas in 2003, the sandwich chain has become one of the fastest growing businesses in the industry, with locations in a dozen countries.

Hamby said he'd like that growth to include Oregon as well.

The pair plans to grow the Oregon franchise from a single store to as many as eight within the next decade.

Hamby said that he plans to have a second Oregon location, likely in the Hillsboro area, up and running within a year.


Check it out

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

7500 S.W. Dartmouth St., in Tigard

Hours:

Sunday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.