One of Butler County newest places to dine is a sandwich-based eatery specializing in hot, fresh, homemade fare.
Brothers and co-owners Chris and Steve Clark are concrete company veterans who, after their father retired and sold the family business, opted to build sandwiches at Liberty Sandwich Factory at 7129 Liberty Centre Drive in Liberty Twp.
Located just south of Ohio 129’s Cincinnati-Dayton Road exit, the new restaurant features specialty sandwiches like a homemade corned beef brined for 10 days in-house, then slow roasted. A turkey sandwich is hand-carved from slow-roasted turkey breast. A homemade Cuban sandwich with fresh pork loin is marinated for a day in orange juice and spices, then slow roasted.
“We’re keeping it very simple,” said Chris Clark. “There’s not a bunch of crazy ingredients that goes into this. It’s high-quality stuff.”
Also on the menu are traditional staples such as ham-and-cheese sandwiches, turkey-and-cheese sandwiches, a Buffalo chicken sandwich and other deli meats and cheeses, served with homemade sauces, as well as regional condiments like Duke’s Mayonnaise, which is made in Virginia, and Lusty Monk Mustard, which is made in North Carolina.
Sandwiches are served on bread delivered several times a week from Schwebel’s Bakery, with many of them grilled in a panini press and all of them available to be pressed upon request.
There’s also homemade chili, white cheddar macaroni and cheese, chicken noodle soup, baked beans and more.
Steve Clark said much of what the restaurant is based not only on the good food he and his brother have enjoyed at other restaurants, but also the bad experiences.
“We’ve eaten out a ton, and all over the world, in fact,” he said. “We go to these places, and some of them are a bit of a nod to someone’s ego. They make what they want to make and they expect people to like what they make.”
That’s not how Liberty Sandwich Factory operates, Clark said.
“We want to make good food that the public likes,” he said. “I make the chili. It’s my recipe. If the chili doesn’t sell, it’s gone. I’m not going to impose my palate on the world.”
Customer Matthew Hughes said he likes that the restaurant’s sandwiches are prepared “properly and quickly” with high-quality meats and cheeses and the correct amount of accompanying ingredients.
“I’ve become a bit obsessed with Liberty Sandwich Factory,” Hughes said . “I’ve been running through their menu on my lunches.”
The store, which employs six people, continues to hire. Hours are 10:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.