“Sandwich Shop With a Cause” Coming to Downtown Boise
An award-winning restaurant incorporating the buy-one-give-business model is coming to 815 W Bannock St. in Downtown Boise this December.
Even Stevens Sandwiches is a Salt Lake native craft-casual restaurant serving sandwiches, salads, bites under $5, breakfast, and locally-sourced items (craft beer, specialty coffee, and bakery sweets) unique to each store’s location. By offering fresh updates on nostalgic recipes, the “anti-cookie cutter” brand nods to tradition while celebrating creativity. The concept was awarded Best New Concept by the Utah Restaurant Association in May of 2015.
“Food service is more than a job. It’s a collective belief system. We’re growing fast and welcoming like-minded individuals to join our team.” Says Michael McHenry, Even Stevens’ Chief Operations Officer.
Beyond serving customers, Even Stevens is “a sandwich shop with a cause”. For every sandwich sold, they donate a sandwich to a local non-profit partner. Since opening their first restaurant on June 24th 2014, the brand has donated over 180,000 sandwiches to their Salt Lake hometown. Allowing their non-profit partners to save cash on feeding community members in need and instead direct their resources towards life-changing programs.
“[Even Stevens] has allowed us to serve breakfast this summer for the first time because of their donations. We seriously couldn't do it without Even Stevens.” - Megan Foster, Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake.
“We are excited to have a new partner working with us to solve hunger,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “With 250,000 Idahoans who are hungry, we have to work together to reach as many of them as possible. Sandwiches can be a great gift for families in need.”
Even Stevens’ Downtown Boise will be donating sandwiches through four local non-profits: The Idaho Foodbank, Society of St Vincent De Paul, Boise Rescue Mission, and Corpus Christi House.
“Food connects everyone, and community is our recipe book,” says Jamie Coates, Even Stevens’ Creative Director. “While supporting local non-profits, we embrace and activate local culture”. Every Even Stevens upholds the character of the surrounding city and engages with local artists, crafters and businesses to make their guest experience unique. Live local musicians grace the shop weekly, and local artwork is commissioned for the shop’s walls.
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