On a summer day in 2013, while driving home frustrated and dejected from yet another long day of welding, Clint Bondzuk saw a “For Rent” sign in a shop window. He slammed on his brakes, called the number on the sign, and secured the first Big Star Sandwich Co. shop, but what to do with it? Would he serve egg salad sandwiches on white bread? How about store bought cold cuts on Italian, with customized toppings? Decades in the trades meant Clint had eaten a lot of sandwiches in a lot of different places, and not one of those sandwiches left him feeling full and satisfied. He knew people wanted a Heartier sandwich and set out to make it.
Our sandwiches start with a fresh rustic Filone, it’s like a cross between a ciabatta and a baguette. The Filone has great sauce absorption and retention, which allows us to add tons of our house made sauces for maximum flavour. Next, we add our meat. We cook our roast beef in house, it’s slow roasted overnight for 13hrs. It’s sliced fresh and steamed to order. We only serve house cooked, hand-pulled turkey breast and thigh. Our turkey is pulled fresh, so it’s always ready for your lunchtime cravings. We use authentically prepared corned beef, the best this side of New York, and pile it high. Our ham and capocollo is sliced every morning, and we import Daily’s bacon from the States. It’s the best bacon money can buy, and cooked with care each morning. We top our sandwiches off with a selection of cheeses, fresh sliced veggies, and Hickory Sticks (yes, those Hickory Sticks) if you want ‘em.
Thanks to our amazing customers and community, we’ve grown from our first shop to 8 locations across the Lower Mainland, and we’re employing more and more amazing people at living wages and offering comprehensive benefits. Satisfied staff make the best sandwiches!
Whether you eat in or take out, we guarantee to make you the best damn sandwich you’ve ever had. We’ll see ya soon!