The new version of The Sandwich Cafe will feature an expanded menu, one that will add salads, soups and a Sunday mini-breakfast menu that will include Belgian waffles with a choice of various toppings.
Portillo, of Fairfield, said she has been looking for a new location since she closed the Fairfield Twp. one but had not found the right one until now. Two possible spots for a new Fairfield location fell through late last year, one where the property owner said he had to demolish the site to create a parking lot for another building and another where a shopping center owner’s partner rented out a storefront as Portillo was about to view the site.
She said she jumped at the chance to be at the Nilles Road storefront because “they don’t last long over here if you find one.”
“As soon as I (saw) it through the window, I was like, ‘It’s perfect,’” Portillo said.
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The new 2,100-square-foot restaurant is more than double the size of the previous location and offers additional parking and better visibility in an easy-to-access shopping plaza, she said.
“With serving lunch, we needed to be in a location where customers can quickly stop in and go rather than sitting on Route 4 at a turnaround and light for 15 minutes,” Portillo said.