The Sandwich Shoppe Valentine's Day promotion has been a tradition at Near North for a while now. We have participated in it since we were little and really enjoyed the experience. Before, you could buy your friend a cookie and send a little note with it. This year we wanted to do something different.
Sandwich Shoppe is Near North's student-run farm-to-table business, providing school lunches for NNM and giving students hands-on experience running a business.
A part of the Junior High curriculum, the Sandwich Shoppe provides immersive economics lessons. The business is completely student-run, with students independently managing product procurement, menu design, order taking, food production, accounting, employee management, staff meetings and community partnerships.
Sandwich Shoppe operates out of NNM’s city-certified kitchen and is a self-sustaining business. Each year, students donate all profits to local nonprofit organizations, or reinvest in their business—thereby supporting their local school and city economy. Recently, student initiatives have focused on making Sandwich Shoppe an eco-friendly, healthy, and sustainable food business, with students using their business as a platform to teach younger children how to make smart food choices.
Visit the student-run Sandwich Shoppe website for current menus and to place an order.