Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wright's Gourmet - a Dunwoody tradition for 25 years


5482 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Phone 770.396.7060
I missed out on 50% off on line coupon for Wrights that was being offered at Scoutmob but I figured I would share the description of the establishment since it is a Dunwoody icon worth trying if you have never been.
Known for gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and baked goods, the Wright Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe located in Dunwoody has been family-owned and operated since 1984. Using the best of Boars Head products, many of their signature sammies won’t be found on any other menu out there. Their in-house bakery whips up an assortment of yummies every day. And if Funwoody ain’t your neck of the woods? They also deliver to a major portion of the metro area - and do a good business in catering.

The Full Story: 25 years ago, the Wright family brought their grandparents’ restaurant idea from Tampa to a new spot in Dunwoody. Since then, it's been a staple in this Atlanta ‘burb. If the first sandwich-loving generation opened their shop in 1964, that means the Wright family has been holding onto a tradition of amazing sandwiches, salads, and baked goods for roughly 46 years. That's a whole lot of cold cuts and counting.

So what’s the house favorite on the sandwich front? That would be their Classic (a turkey salad-avocado-bacon-mayo-custom mustard sauce creation), the Bleu Max (made with roast beef or turkey, bleu cheese dressing, cucumber, onion and tomato on a homemade onion roll) as well as the Golden Gate (fresh-roast pork, bacon, cheese topped with a peach chutney and mustard sauce). If you’re a sucker for a solid Cuban or Muffuletta, the ones on this menu are solid choices as well. And for you dessert-lovers out there, Wright’iced Coconut Cake is pretty deadly (I sampled it in giant cupcake form and ended up licking the flecks of cakey-coconut off the empty wrapper until my dignity made me stop); their Lemonade Cake has been a number one seller since they opened. They've also got four brand new signature sandwiches they added to the menu.

There’s no shortage of lunch goodies on this menu . And with such a tradition in stellar sandwiches, it doesn’t seem like the Wrights will need to find a family business alternative for at least another century or so.

2 comments:

Judi said...

I did enjoy the sandwich but I was really disappointed at how dirty the whole restaurant felt. Grimmy tables, dirty fixtures and the like. Food was good but I won't brave it again until they clean it up--sorry :O(

Wishbone Nolan said...

Ms. Judi, I have eaten at this fine Dunwoody establishment in the past and aside from the fine and delicious food served there, I have found it to be quite sanitary.

Please think again before you publicly denigrate a family's livelihood of over 25 years with an anonymously posted comment. At least, if you believe your allegations to be true, have the courage to allow those whom you malign to know who you are.