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Popular food truck known for gigantic sandwiches opening first-ever shop this month

Popular food truck known for gigantic sandwiches opening first-ever shop this month

Sav McKee

“I’m picky with how I curate these sandwiches – I don’t want to make something that anyone can just make at home,” explained Chad Berton, co-owner of Buck City Sammies. 

And while I’m sure there are many Columbus residents who take pride in their at-home sandwich making skills, Buck City Sammies truly is the only place in Cbus where you can order something like The Classy Lady, with pastrami, chive cream cheese, house slaw, crunchy kettle chips, and a bourbon barrel stout beer mustard, or Berton’s personal favorite, The Karen, with smoked turkey, house pimento cheese, cranberry jam, red onion and arugula, all on fresh, marbled rye.

The Classy Lady via Buck City’s Website
The Karen via Buck City’s Website

If you’re already drooling, you won’t don’t have to wait much longer to get your hands on these modern takes on classic deli sandwiches – they’re opening a stall at The East Market, located at 212 Kelton Ave., on January 16th (with pending inspections due to delays by the city).

Both Berton and his business partner, Nile Woodson, who also owns Hai Poke, opened Buck City Sammies Food Truck in July of 2022, popping up around the city at Parson’s Brewery, Antiques on High, Seventh Son, and even a temporary pop-up from last November until February of 2023 at East Market.

Although their food truck business is thriving, Berton said that both he and Woodson were ready for more stability. He explained, “I’m excited about being able to be open for twice as many days for twice as many hours – it’s more consistent. We can start catering for events too – we’re already catering our first wedding soon.”


Along with gigantic, thoughtfully curated sandwiches (which by the way, they also offer vegetarian options, like the Tabby’s Truffle, Southern Belle, and the Fancy Girl), you’ll also be able to grab deli meats by the pound here. “We listened to feedback from the neighborhood, and they said they wanted some more grocery items. So, we’ll offer a daily salami selection, plus ham, turkey, mortadella, and even Soppressata,” Berton said. These meats are imported straight from Italy, ensuring the highest quality possible. 

Not only are their meats made with the utmost quality ingredients, but their artisanal breads are all homemade too, either from local Ohio bakery, Matija Breads, or from a local bakery in Pennsylvania, freshly delivered every single day. 

Buck City Sammies’ hours will align with the East Market’s – Tuesday through Sunday, 11am-9pm, and closed on Mondays. For now, their food truck is resting up, but it will start running again in mid-March.

“For me personally, this is a huge step in my career and something I’m really excited to experience as a first time business owner. I’m excited for everything that will be coming my way in all aspects,” Berton emphasized.

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