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New sandwich shop and new steak restaurant coming to Westport

Updated: 2013-04-18T20:46:23Z

By JOYCE SMITH

The Kansas City Star

Westport will soon have a new sandwich shop chain and a new locally owned steakhouse.

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches is entering the market with its new Westport restaurant, scheduled to open June 3 at 554 Westport Road, Suite 100. The chain is known for offering a variety of specialty and customizable sandwiches.

The Signature Wicked is stocked with turkey, ham, roast beef, pepperoni, bacon, and three cheeses. The Thank You is a nod to Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Other selections include the Huevos Rancheros breakfast sandwich, barbecue pork with slaw, French Dip, grinders and gyros, vegetarian sandwiches from caprese to black bean patty, shrimp po’ boys, and teriyaki chicken. The menu also includes salads (any Wich on a bed of iceberg lettuce or spinach), the new Lettucewich (any Wich wrapped in lettuce), hand-dipped shakes and freshly baked cookies.

Customers use sharpies to put down their orders on menus that are preprinted on sandwich bags. They select a sandwich from 10 categories, then the type of bread, the sandwich size, cheese, spreads and vegetables. The sandwiches are then delivered in the bags. Dine-in customers can put “artwork” on their sandwich bag when they are done and hang in on the community wall in the restaurant.

Which Wich was founded in Dallas in late 2003 by Jeff Sinelli, founder and former chief executive officer of Genghis Grill. There are now about 300 locations open or in development in 30 states.

The locally owned Louisiana Prime New Orleans Chophouse is taking the former Fuji Japanese Steak & Sushi spot at 556 Westport Road. The partners are still working on final details for the concept but describe it as a fine dining steakhouse with a Creole influence. They plan a major remodeling before an October opening.

They also are in negotiations for an Overland Park restaurant.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC.

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