When you’re champing at the bit for a good meal
Ryan Summerlin February 25, 2014
How did your business start?
The owner put himself through college baking bread and making sandwiches in Colorado. After several years as a high school teacher, he and a friend decided to pursue their dreams of feeding people’s stomachs as well as their minds.
What do you sell?
Fresh, homemade deli fare. Great flavors. Joy.
What positive lessons did you learn during the recession?
To keep working hard and be persistent. Make sure you are providing the best product around at a fair price and most of all provide great service. In times of a recession people want to know they are getting value for their hard-earned dollar.
What strategy do you use to hire good people?
We like to hire people who are engaging and will to go the extra mile to make sure that the guests feel welcome. We like to give young people a chance to experience the responsibility and dedication it takes to hold down a job. So we like to hire high school and college students.
What is your strategy for growth in the next year?
Keep providing excellent food and service, as well as expanding the menu, which will include gluten-free bread and other products.
What is the best thing about running a business here?
The people are knowledgeable about the food they consume. And, of course, the skiing, biking, hiking, rafting, fishing, etc. Just look around, Glenwood is beautiful. I have been here for 18 years and am still in awe every day on my way to work. We are very appreciative of our local customer base and try our best to shop locally. We believe in supporting local businesses that are locally owned and operated, just as we are.