Friday, January 22, 2016
Today's ride on the Capital Region Foodie-Go-Round
Maurice's Pearl Street Deli in downtown Albany -- remain open. The original deli was founded in the 1950s by Maurice Green, who had been an Army cook, and his wife, Sylvia. When Maurice retired in 1974, he sold the deli to Bruce and Celia Sciocchetti. In 1996, their son and daughter, Michael and Laura, joined the business and took over when their parents retired. While each store is independently managed, they all are within the Sciocchetti family.
Which Wich chain of sandwich shops -- yes, that actually is the name -- is coming to the Capital Region. The 12-year-old company that began in Dallas will open in the former Maurice's Sandwich Shop on Wolf Road in Colonie. (See item above.) Franchise owner Atul Malviya also plans to open another venue at an undisclosed location next fall or winter. Which Wich has nearly 400 locations around the country and the Middle East, although its only other New York venue is in the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga. This is the latest sandwich chain to enter the market in recent years such as Jimmy John's and Firehouse Subs.
Menu changes at chains operating in the greater Capital Region.
Staff William M. Dowd at 9:40 AM