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July 13, 2013

Mike's Subs completes expansion project and adds pizza to the menu

Tonawanda News — KENMORE — Gail Viggato, who grew up on Lincoln Avenue in Kenmore, remembers making frequent stops at Mike’s Subs on Delaware Avenue with her family decades ago. 

Even though Viggato and her husband, Chuck, now spend half of the year in Nevada, she still makes sure to visit Mike’s when she is town for the summer. But this year, when she returned to the shop after months of being away, the place looked much different.

“I can’t believe it,” Viggato said. “It looks great.”

She came at a good time — just a couple weeks after the business’s expansion and remodel was completed. Mike’s Subs has taken over more than 1,000 square feet that once belonged to its old neighbor, Elliot Travel Agency, which moved down the block. The restaurant’s storefront has been doubled as part of the project, and the shop is now equipped with a large seating area that can accommodate up to 40 customers.

“The cool part is when people come back, and they come through the rear entrance, and turn they corner, and are like ... whoa, this is very cool,” Bob Bolt, who has owned Mike’s Subs for more than 30 years, said. 

Bolt has also expanded the menu to include pizza. He put a lot of work into creating the perfect pies, traveling to Las Vegas for the International Pizza Expo, doing research at Papa John’s and conducting public surveys in the area. 

“The first thing I wanted to do was make a really good cheese pizza, and then a really good pepperoni pizza,” He said. “I’m using high quality products ... I didn’t want to be average.” 

After he got the basics down, Bolt began experimenting at the request of his employees, who were bored with eating Bolt’s pepperoni pizzas day after day. 

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