Industry News | September 3, 2011

Taylor Gourmet Lifts Ban on Mustard, Mayo

Starting September 1 for the first time, all Taylor Gourmet locations will provide a whole-wheat bread option, mayonnaise, and spicy brown mustard upon request. Hoagie lovers from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have asked for these options since Taylor Gourmet opened its first garage door on H Street in Northeast D.C.

The two childhood friends from Philadelphia who brought D.C the 9th Street Italian Hoagie and Pattison Avenue decided to add the whole-wheat bread, mayonnaise, and mustard options after months of tasting and fine tuning at a secret location.  

This marks the first time Taylor Gourmet will lift its moratorium on mayonnaise and mustard. “Speechless,” says co-founder Casey Patten. “Whole-wheat bread, mayo, and mustard are the three things customers have asked for since day one. We have such a diverse customer base and they’re all asking for the same thing. We were like, why wouldn’t we listen to the customers?” 

Patten and co-owner David Mazza have also decided to roll out a “Hoagie Of The Month” (HOTM) to be announced on the first day of each month for the remainder of 2011. September’s HOTM will consist of Hot Navel Pastrami, Premium Domestic Swiss, and Spicy Brown Mustard. This marks the first time Taylor Gourmet will offer a condiment on a hoagie outside of oil & vinegar. 

September is National Potato Month. Fittingly, Taylor Gourmet will offer a sample of their house made potato salad to all customers who order a hoagie from September 1–7.