Gandolfo's New York Delicatessen opening this fall

Bellingham’s newest restaurant will be the first of its kind in Washington.

Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen, a national franchise, is slated to open at 107 E. Stuart Road near Wal-Mart.

Owner and local franchisee Michael Tan said the 1,400-square-foot space is under construction and should be open by September. Tan is planning to hire 15 employees to operate the deli from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Of all the possible franchise opportunities out there, Tan said he chose Gandolfo’s because it offers healthy and affordable food, which are both very important to him.

“When I retired in 2003, my cholesterol level went up to 300 because I had been traveling a lot and eating airplane food,” he said. “I went to see my doctor and he told me to go on a diet. Then I started making sandwiches in the morning for my two boys who went to Sehome High School at the time. I was influenced to eat better by the sandwiches I made for my kids. Now my cholesterol level is 140.”

This will be the first Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen in Washington. There are seven in Idaho, one in Oregon and four in California.

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28 thoughts on “Gandolfo's New York Delicatessen opening this fall

  1. I can't wait for this store to open, I heard from my cousins who went to tryt their sanwiches at a different state, they all loved it. They have so many variesties to offer and If yoy are in a craving for New Yoek Deli, You should not miss Gandoldo's New York deli. The sandwiches are great and they are affordable. I can't wait for them to open.


  2. I have been looking for good sandwiches from New York. I'm so excited to come to Bellingham from British Columbia when they open. I got so many satisfied feedback fro my friends from Utah. I'm definitely coming!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jill

  3. I heard so many Gandolfo's all over the country. They really know wha't a good sandwich.


  4. I love their Italian Sandwiches when I visited their website. There are so many varieties and made me so hungry. I was curious and went to Wal-Mart today and I did see that they're under still under construction. I pulled over and asked one of the workers if when are they opening. They said by September or October. Wow! I can't wait.

    New York delicatessen in Bellingham, WA? Got to love it!

    John O

  5. I agree. A New York Deli in Bellingham, Washington should be a wonderful idea to have. It's like Sleepless in Bellingham but with good sandwiches.


  6. They do catering as well. That's nice. Perfect for my staff meetings every Thursday and Friday.

  7. $2.99 Specials for soup, salad and a medium drink is a great deal! But I'm ordering a New York Deli type of sandwich particularly the Mama Leone or the Godfather. They even bake their own bread.

  8. I went to walmart and I told my wife when we were in the car. She asked me to get a menu from them. I just said I doubt if they have any available because they're not open yet. When we got home and checked the website. Two words came out of my mouth. I'm hungry.


  9. I was in New Hampshire and tried their Urban Cowboy. It was so delicious. Now I don't have to be in the east coast for my favorite sandwich. I love their Broccoli Salad on the side.

    Thanks to the new owner or franchisee. Perfect setting here in Bellingham. Now I can go there during my lunch break.


  10. My wife kept bugging me for a New York Cheese Cake for a long time. Now I can get that for her so I can get a good night sleep.


  11. Gandolfo's New York Deli in Bellingham is brilliant. Perfect for my lunch appetite.

  12. Just came back from Mission Viejo, CA to visit my family and they brought me to a Gandolfo's New York Deli store for lunch. I tried their sandwich combo with side salad and it was great! I should tell my folks they're opening one in Bellingham, WA


  13. My family are planning to visit Bellingham as we usually do at least twice a month. As a Canadian, I definitely will drop by at that store for lunch.


  14. I've been to a Gandolfo's New York Deli and their sandwiches are very good 🙂


  15. I have been craving for a different type of sandwiches and Gandolfo's New York Deli seems to offer what I've been looking for. Have to try for sure.


  16. I'm originally from the East Coast and I know the taste of a New York Deli sandwiches. Not only is HUGE but taste great. I'll check it out when they open.


  17. A New York Deli in Bellingham sounds pretty good. At least it's new and it better be good.


  18. Hey Pat, not only the taste it should be AFFORDABLE! I'm just a working student. Time is hard but I'll check it out too.


  19. What's all this fuzz about a new Deli sandwich store in town? Well I guess it's the menu for sure. Over 65 sandwiches if I counted correctly. I'm curious and definitely will try it. At least there is something new. I always love to see new stuff.


  20. What's all this fuzz about a new Deli sandwich store in town? Well I guess it's the menu for sure. Over 65 sandwiches if I counted correctly. I'm curious and definitely will try it. At least there is something new. I always love to see new stuff.


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