[Moving Forward Together Update: For the 2020-21 school year, Sandwich Shoppe will be limited in its ability to produce and sell food. Therefore, the teachers are pivoting the curriculum to focus on practical life skills (knife skills, cooking basics, balancing a budget), science tie-ins (chemistry in baking, different sources of heat, how eggs are produced, & nutrition), and social studies tie-ins (food deserts in Chicago, & the history of a food).]
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.