This is no premature announcement, or an announcement of an announcement, or any other sort of speculation. This is the real deal, barring an unforeseen disaster of epic proportions. Dharma Buns Sandwich Co. is finally opening its doors to the public after seven months of extensive renovations and preparations. Our full menu, including pick-up orders, and our regular hours will be in effect, 11 AM to 1 AM. Delivery service will be available starting Monday, October 19th.
For nearly a year John Capriole, Gary Bellwood and Alex Capriole have been working on Dharma Buns. The location at 26-A Market Street was first scouted back in November of 2008. Over the next few months a complete business plan was put together from scratch, considering almost every detail and contingency you can imagine. The lease was signed in March and since then Alfred Cunsolo and his personal army of carpenters, electricians, plumbers and others have toiled away tirelessly almost every day. There have been many delays; our first proposed opening date having been set as early as late June, but we persevered. We spent our time well, agonizing over just about everything and compromising on nothing. Everything is state-of-the-art, from our massive and immaculate kitchen to our exceedingly comfortable and high tech dining room to even our fully automated rest rooms. Dharma Buns may be a start-up restaurant, but some curious people who have come through our doors have already assumed we must be an established, if obscure, national chain. Well, we might look like a chain, but we definitely won't taste like one!
Dharma Buns will radically change the way you think of a sandwich take-out restaurant. We'll be using all fresh ingredients we prepare from scratch, nothing frozen or pre-portioned from halfway across the country. We'll be grinding our own beef for the hamburgers, slicing our own rib eye for steaks, cutting our own potatoes for the Belgian fries and even making our own soup stocks. We'll use fresh, custom-made bread that will be delivered every morning from artisan bakers DeFusco & Son. We are NOT a cheap sub shop, we're a gourmet sandwich company and proud of it. Namaste, and hope to see you on the 15th!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Dharma Buns on Thursday the 15th..
From Dharma Buns (Market Street between Brinan's and Centro):