The Bite offers gourmet sandwiches and ice cream sandwiches

The Lattéland at 4771 Jefferson St. will be the first to be remodeled and rebranded.
The Lattéland at 4771 Jefferson St. will be the first to be remodeled and rebranded. The Kansas City Star

The Bite is not your average sandwich shop. Indeed, that’s the shop’s tagline.

The new City Market shop is offering about a dozen signature toasted sandwiches. So far the Bay of Pigs (smoked pulled pork, prosciutto, smoked Gouda, Habanero pickles and mustard mayonnaise) and the Sloppy (soy chorizo, corn, olive blend, queso fresco, radish, cilantro, pickled onions and sriracha crema) are the most popular sandwiches.

BBC Concepts LLC is owner of the Bite at 23 E. Third St. BBC’s partners are Bryan Merker, owner of Beignet in the City Market; and Lagniappe, Nica’s Cajun Kitchen in the Crossroads Arts District; Brian Thorne; and Carlos Mortera, a former chef at Nica’s. Thorne and Mortera will oversee day-to-day operations of the Bite.

Lattéland shops to convert to Kaldi’s

Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. has been Lattéland Espresso Tea’s exclusive roaster since 2007. Now the six area Lattéland coffee shops will change to the Kaldi’s Coffee brand. Kaldi’s acquired the shops in late 2013 for an undisclosed price.

Kaldi’s Coffee, a St. Louis-based boutique coffee roasting company, was founded in 1994. Along with its wholesale operations, it has five coffee shops in the St. Louis area and one in Columbia.

A Country Club Plaza Lattéland at 4771 Jefferson St. is to temporarily shut down for remodeling and rebranding starting next week. It plans to reopen as Kaldi’s Coffee by late March. Then a Plaza Lattéland at 318 W. 47th St. will shut down for a couple of weeks for remodeling and rebranding. Once the 47th Street shop reopens, work will start on the Prairie Village Lattéland at 7900 State Line Road with a reopening under Kaldi’s Coffee before June.

The Lattélands in Briarcliff Village, Zona Rosa and the Power Light District are to be remodeled and rebranded in 2015.