Ike Shehadeh started the sandwich shop Ike's Place in San Francisco more than a decade ago. There are now 70 Ike's throughout California and in Nevada, Arizona and Texas. Locally, the sandwich shop has outposts in Palo Alto, Redwood City, Burlingame and is also expanding to Sunnyvale. The company plans to open 100 additional locations by the end of 2020, according to a press release.
Ike's generously portioned sandwiches are now available in Mountain View. Photo courtesy Ike's Love & Sandwiches.
Ike's is known for a long menu that allows for hundreds of ingredient combinations (including a secret "dirty sauce" that's spread on every sandwich unless you request otherwise) and cheeky sandwich names that often reference the location where they're served or athletes who work with Shehadeh to develop their own sandwich.
Each location opens with an exclusive sandwich. Mountain View has the “Larry Page & I Have The Same Birthday, So Basically I Invented Google Too,” a roast beef sandwich with foxfire sauce and pepper jack cheese, and a vegetarian version called “Judson Drive” with vegan fried chicken.
The Mountain View Ike's will hold a grand opening on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The first 50 guests will receive a free sandwich, and anyone who shows they are following Ike’s on Instagram can get a sandwich for $5 all day.
The sandwich shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.