When Avery Hardin told his wife, Ashley, that he wanted to open a sandwich shop one day, she did what many people would be scared to do: she agreed to jump headfirst into his idea with him. After eating a lot of late-night sandwiches and learning what makes a sandwich not good but great, they created Layers Sandwich Co. While it’s not a shop (yet), Layers Sandwich Co. food truck visits select breweries in Seattle, Wash., on a bi-weekly basis. Some of them include Urban Family Brewing, Stoup Brewing and Raveena Brewing just to name a few.
What inspired you to get into foodservice?
“For as long as I can remember I’ve always been infatuated with ingredients and the process of preparation. I love that food often brings people and sometimes strangers together. Food can inspire, create memories, and make the world a better place.”
What do you love about your business?
“I get to work with my wife every day. We get to share our love of local ingredients with our community and we meet amazing people every day we’re open.”
What’s the most interesting thing to happen to your business?
“Line culture; witnessing our lines grow has been one of the coolest experiences. Before we open, people are waiting! The anticipation of opening our window builds as we see that line growing longer; it’s wild and exhilarating and we wouldn’t want it any other way.”
What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome?
“Being a team of only two, slinging about 1,000 sandwiches a week. From prep, to space, to schlepping, it’s a challenge every week. But, we do it because we love it, and our customers are worth it.”
Which Cambro products help make your business work?
“Cambro CamSquare® food storage containers. We use them all from 22 qt. to 2 qt.; we’ve accumulated mountains of them. I’ve cooked for 25 years and Cambro has always been there to keep my ingredients and equipment safe and tidy. Organization is key and I know no other way to keep things tight than to use Cambro products.”
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