San Francisco sandwich shop Ike’s Place is opening two more locations in San Diego. The first drops today in the Midway district while the second will launch in the Gaslamp next month. Known for its overstuffed sandwiches that are slathered in signature “Dirty Secret Sauce”, the eatery arrived in the San Diego area back in 2015, landing at The Hub in Hillcrest.
At all Ike’s Place stores, there are new sandwiches created that will be exclusive to specific locations. For the Midway branch, they include the Triathlon with roast beef, turkey, and Ike’s Spicy Red Caesar and the Princess Buttercup made with vegan steak, Ike’s Spicy Red Caesar, and American cheese. The chain also like to feature collaborations with local celebrities and athletes; famed pro skater and Encinitas resident Tony Hawk lent his name to a sandwich of turkey, honey mustard, avocado, and provolone.
The incoming Gaslamp location, at 542 5th Avenue next to The Field, will have seating for 15 and is aiming to serve beer and wine. Its final menu isn’t set yet but the company tells Eater that there will likely be a sandwich featuring Padres legend Randy Jones’ barbecue sauce; last year, Jones collaborated on a eponymous meatloaf sandwich for its Hillcrest outpost.