by Patrick Schroeder, Prepared Foods Category Manager
We have a number of changes in our Delis this month!
Willy North now has a made-to-order sandwich counter. It took us a little longer than planned to get this done. We know you’ve been waiting for sandwiches—we made over 20,000 of them for you at Willy East and Willy West last year! Thank you for your support of our sandwich making! We will be adjusting the Willy North menu again in the fall, so let us know what you like about it and what could be different.
As of July 1st, 2018, we will be closing down our made-to-order pizza program. Why are we doing this? In 2014, we were looking for ways to increase our offerings at the Willy East Deli. At first, we had a wide vision of what we would produce with our new oven. As the realities of operation came home to roost, we realized we could really only get pizzas done regularly and done well. Over the years, we’ve grown pizza sales by more than triple, which is great! Unfortunately, it still hasn’t proved to be enough to cover the costs of running the oven and staffing for it. We will be expanding the sandwich menu at Willy East to ensure you will still have many delicious lunch options an—later this month—serving pan pizzas from time to time on our hotbars. Our pizza dough, sauce, and cheese will continue to be available for sale in our Grab-n-Go for making great pizzas at home.