Eater is thrilled to share the happy news that K Sandwiches is scheduled to reopen this November. It’s been a slow rebuilding process for the Linda Vista sandwich and snack shop, which was thoroughly gutted by a fire in the summer of 2015; Man Tran, who runs the popular eatery with sisters Jennifer and Natalie, says that changing architectural plans have been partly responsible for the length of the buildout.
But the end, or rather the new beginning, is finally in sight. The siblings tell Eater that they hope to rehire many of their original 15 employees and are looking forward to welcoming back their loyal customers, many of whom have been regulars since K Sandwiches first opened in 2006.
The restaurant has the same footprint but will return with some changes and upgrades, including a fresh contemporary design. There will now be seating for 50, with both communal tables and seating for solo diners inside and a new outdoor patio. An enlarged bakery and kitchen will continue to bake up baguettes and croissants for its signature sandwiches, but the existing menu will be expanded with some other traditional Vietnamese dishes. Beverages will range from smoothies and boba teas to Vietnamese coffee and espresso drinks; the Trans say they want K Sandwiches 2.0 to be known as a tea and coffee shop as well as a sandwich spot.