It looked like San Francisco-based chain Ike’s Love & Sandwiches was no longer making its long in the works expansion to the Strip, but the Fashion Show mall has confirmed the home of “Dirty Sauce” and Dutch Crunch bread is officially headed to Las Vegas Boulevard.
Yet to file construction permits, or reveal an exact location in the mall, all mention of Ike Shehadeh’s over-sized sandwiches were recently deleted from Fashion Show’s future tenant directory.
Served with a choice of bread, including its famous “Dutch Crunch,” Ike’s’ customers can add extra meat, fried chicken, and beer battered onion rings or zucchini to the already hearty portions, named after local and national celebrities and pop culture landmarks.
The mall also confirms a second fast casual sandwich option will debut later this year, a fifth local outpost for Earl of Sandwich.
Co-created by Robert Earl, the company currently serves its subs and wraps at Caesars Palace, the Palms, Downtown Summerlin, and the Planet Hollywood Resort, where Earl retains his position as chairman.
Ike’s remains on track for an announced summer debut on the eastside, moving onto Maryland Parkway, a short walk from UNLV.
Taking over 1,534 square feet on the ground floor of the University Gateway building, the brand will join Peet’s Coffee, Crumbl Cookies, and yet to be announced future tenants.
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