New in Sandy, Utah is Togo’s Sandwiches! Togo’s is a sandwich shop that started in San Jose, California back in 1971, and now they have opened doors just south of Scheels Sporting Goods. In fact the area is full of restaurants that have huge followings in other states but are somewhat new to Utah. In the same parking lot Rita’s Frozen Ice is huge out East in Pennsylvania. Also sharing the same parking lot is Habit Burger Grill, also from California. I like both those places because they are new and different. After having a chance to eat at Togo’s a learn a bit more of their history, I became an instant fan of the store and food.
Togo’s prides themselves on delivering fresh-baked bread, freshly sliced meats, and veggies cut daily when preparing their sandwiches. They have a menu that features numbered classic sandwiches as well as toasted sandwiches that were added a few years ago along with some wraps and salad choices. I noticed that the sandwiches come in either a 6 inch or 9 inch variety. One might ask why there is not a 12 inch choice. Believe me, after sampling some of the signature sandwich choices, there is no need for anything bigger than a 9 inch. Togo’s gives you plenty of sandwich for what you pay for. You can find sandwich shops all across the valley, from Jimmy Johns to Firehouse Subs to Subway, but I found a few nuances of Togo’s that I think make them stand out in their own way.
Here is one of Togo’s top sellers and that is the turkey avocado. This Togo’s location hand mashes about 100 avocados a day. You can see that they pack plenty of the goodness in their creations. You can also choose from either white, wheat, or sourdough for your bread. The turkey avocado was delicious! The sandwich bread was perfect for these sandwiches.
Here is something from the toasted menu, the clubhouse. I normally don’t order toasted sandwiches, but only because I’ve had a lot of bad experiences from places that over toast the sandwich leaving the bread hard and crispy. Togo’s toasts the sandwich just right. The clubhouse here was toasted on their sourdough bread, it was perfect. The bacon was great!
My favorite sandwich by far was the triple dip on sourdough. This sandwich is not only big enough to satisfy your lunch appetite, but also for dinner. The au jus was very unique and tasty, and there was tons of delicious turkey, pastrami, and roast beef heaped into the sandwich. I was trying to pace myself because I had a few different sandwiches to try, but couldn’t help but devour the entire thing. There is something beautiful of dipping sourdough in au jus. It will be difficult for me to order something other than the Triple Dip on my next visit.
Each Togo’s also has a sandwich that is unique to the location where it resides. This location has something called the Wasatch club, which has bacon, tomato, ranch, avocado, and turkey and ham. It is a great cold sandwich option for someone looking for a bit of everything.
Finally for those seeking just a load of hot pastrami on a sandwich, look no further than the … Hot Pastrami! I loved the dijon mustard and banana peppers on this sandwich.
Togo’s always has broccoli cheese soup served fresh everyday, but other flavors include Baked Yukon Gold Potato, New England Clam Chowder, and Veggie. The cookies and brownies are made right here locally in Utah.
One of those little nuances I referred to earlier can be found in the ice machine. Togo’s has that chewy pellet ice called Follet. It is 30% less dense than normal ice, so it works great for really hot days and those that like to chew on ice.
Togo’s has been very busy in the first few weeks of opening, but they are getting up and running and better by the day in serving their customers. Each guest is assigned their own sandwich maker who takes care of everything for that guest. There is no assembly line and passing off the guest to another person at Togo’s. Quality sandwich making takes a bit longer, but is well worth the wait. You can check some of the sandwiches on their online menu here. They also cater and are open late till 9 PM Monday through Saturday and until 8 PM on Sunday. Go check them out!