Chef Piero Broglia's fast casual dining concept lasted just over a year, but Great American Food has finally shuttered, close to the corner of Jones Boulevard and Robindale Road. The former operator of Pasta Mia, the original name inspiration for Piero's and still the current chef behind Cafe Chloe, Great American Food launched in January 2015, serving one signature item, his take on the humble sandwich.
The simple 1,895-square-foot space featured 19 sandwiches on the menu, including the Great American sub, their versions of a Cuban and a Reuben and the option of adding fries, homemade chips, coleslaw or a salad.
The team had trademarked the venture's name and the phrase "Real American Food," declaring to the United States Patent and Trademark Office they intended to create a new franchise. Prior to the shutter, customers were told some of the restaurant's sandwiches would be moving over to Cafe Chloe, joining a future lunch menu at the previously dinner-only destination.