Although none of the restaurants are located in New York City, New York City Sub Shops specialize in making quality sandwiches the New York way - no frills and no hassle, just quality meats and cheeses on freshly made bread. Visit one of our five locations in Wyoming and Oregon.
New York City Sub Shops celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2005. The shops were originally founded in 1985 when Bruce Tlougan (left in illustration) opened the first shop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in a tiny 110 sq ft location. No sitting room there. Customers stood outside and waited for their sandwiches to be handed to them through a window. Bruce earned a loyal following at Jackson Hole, which prompted him to expand his horizons further west to Oregon; a state that was starting to become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts.
Bruce and four year employee Andrew Deenik (right in illustration) started a shop in Hood River, Oregon in 1989 with Andrew as manager and shareholder. Andrew followed Bruce's formula; high quality subs served simply and served fast. Eventually, locals and tourists alike flocked to the Hood River location for a good sub.
Jackson Hole artist Greta Gretzinger (left), provided the custom artwork for the Hood River shop, and has lent her brush to every other New York City Sub Shop that has been built since. Her humor and creative mind is secretly woven into all the characters and local folklore that is pictured in her murals that adorn the walls of each shop.
Since the earnest beginnings in Jackson Hole, Bruce and Andrew expanded their business to eight locations. In addition to the Jackson Hole and Hood River locations, there were New York City Sub Shops in Bend (2 locations), Portland, Redmond, Madras, and The Dalles, Oregon. Unfortunately, The Dalles and Madras shops didn't survive the 2009 recession and were closed. The Portland shop didn't survive the landlord demolishing part of the building. But if you are visiting close to any of our other locations in Oregon or Jackson Hole, Wyoming, be sure to stop at a New York City Sub Shop for lunch or dinner. You will surely enjoy the friendly service, eclectic art work, and scrumptious subs.