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D.C.'s Taylor Gourmet Is Bringing Its Delicious Hoagies To The Loop

By Emma G. Gallegos in Food on Oct 27, 2017 9:55PM

Taylor Gourmet's Federal hoagie. (Photo courtesy of Joe Cereghino/Taylor Gourmet)

Taylor Gourmet, a popular Philly-inspired hoagie chain from D.C., has announced that its first Chicago location will be opening up in The Loop in November.

Officer workers downtown will be able to enjoy the full D.C. menu of hoagies at its 1 North Dearborn location soon, though no official date has been announced just yet. D.C. has become something of an incubator for fast casual chains lately, like Sweetgreen. Casey Patten, owner and co-founder of Taylor Gourmet, said that he chose Chicago because of the city's food scene.

"We are thrilled to come to a food city like Chicago," said Patten, in a release. "I've been visiting for years and for Chicago to be home to our first out-of-market shop, just feels right. The city has always shown me a tremendous amount of love and we're ready to give that back in the form of delicious hoagies, cheesesteaks and salads."

Earlier this year he told our sister site DCist that the expectation is that this won't be the only location in Chicago: "Nothing is confirmed, but let's just say we're not looking to only open one location in a city that we're going to."

Taylor Gourmet is known for its locally-baked bread, seasonal, fresh ingredients, cheesesteak, and delicious risotto balls. The menu is friendly for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. The company says their meats are braised and roasted in-house—in fact everything is made from scratch. They also claim the Cubs enjoyed some of their sandwiches (likely around the same time they made a trip to the White House). So have Obama and Biden.

Bill Murray was recently in D.C. and he was recently spotted hanging out with some of the employees at Taylor (in tartan overalls for some reason).

Taylor Gourmet invited Murray to make sandwiches in Chicago, too, according to The Washingtonian.

(H/T Eater Chicago)