What’s your ultimate sandwich?
You may or may not know that we have a not so secret menu, the antithesis being the THUG Club, a triple stacked toasted sourdough combination of the pulled pork and KFCaeser special sandwiches. It’s a monster and proving quite popular for those in the know.
You use lots of local suppliers, how important is that and are there any we need to know about?
I like to use local suppliers to ensure freshness of ingredients but also to support local businesses, we’re all in the same boat at the end of the day so it’s good to put faces to names. My baker, Sandor Bagameri of SB Artisan Bakehouse deserves a mention. This guy eat, sleeps and breathes bread and without him I think I would of struggled to build the reputation we have in such a small space of time.
There’s always something exciting on the Thug Sandwich specials board, where do the ideas come from?
I started writing the menu ideas back when I originally planned on getting a food truck, so a lot of the options have a street food influence as well as just good hearty food that I’d want to eat myself. We try to keep the specials on trend while sticking to the tried and tested classics that you’d expect to see in any sandwich shop.
What’s next for Thug Sandwich?
We’re only six months old, so there isn’t anything major planned as we’re still finding our feet and trying to discover what works. We definitely like the idea of a second site outside of Harrogate, but also of doing pop-ups which expand on our current offerings and showcase our ability to cater for outside events.