Forest Grove Coffee Co. to launch sandwich shop
Forest Grove Coffee Co. is setting sights on a new adventure with its sister cart, Forest Grove Sandwich Shop.
With its grand opening set for Monday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m., owners Tonya and Robert Giesbers are already handing out sandwiches to city employees in town.
The couple purchased Baked Bistro, a food cart in Cornelius known for its paninis, this summer after its original owner announced they would close the business. Forest Grove Sandwich Shop will have the same menu as Baked Bistro, including offerings like the "Southwestern," a sandwich with turkey, pepperoncini, pepper jack and cheese.
The Giesbers were encouraged by the growth of their coffee shop, leading them to decide to open up a second cart in the lot off of 19th Avenue, said Tonya Giesbers.
The gravel lot on 19th Avenue and off Main Street is already home to a couple of food carts, including Five Stars Family Burger. Bamen Ramen, a Japanese-style noodle cart, is expected to open later this year.
While her husband Robert will continue to run the coffee shop, Tonya Giesbers will head the sandwich shop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during peak lunch hours, she said.
Other items on the menu include kombucha, gluten-free and vegan options, and children's meals with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Another feature is adding CBD to any sandwich, just like how it can be added to coffee at Forest Grove Coffee Co.
The Giesbers met and went to school together at Forest Grove High School, graduating in 1995.
Not only was that year a big one for the Giesbers, but their future business also was closer than they thought.
"Our first apartment was a block away from the coffee shop above the law firm next to Theatre on the Grove," Robert Giesbers said.
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