Located in the lobby of Element Luxury Apartments in Downtown Tampa, the newest Earl of Sandwich had its grand opening on Wednesday, May 31 at 11:00 AM. Although this is the fourth Earl of Sandwich location in the Tampa Bay area, the grand opening in Downtown was anything but ordinary with a few special guests.

Among the special guests was Earl of Sandwich founding partner Robert Earl himself. Earl is also the Founder and Chairman of Planet Hollywood International. Thrilled to open an Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Tampa, he says, “We are excited to be part the downtown community that includes museums, performing arts venues, athletic events and festivals held throughout the year.”

Cutting the ribbon with Robert Earl was none other than Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who’s passionate about Tampa and good food as host to  Tampa's annual Mayor’s Mac and Cheese Throwdown the past four years. 

Earl and Mayor Buckhorn were also joined by Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson. The football player is also the founder of Jackson in Action 83 Foundation, which provides support to military families and focuses on meeting the educational, emotional, and physical needs of children.

Local military families were also present during the Earl of Sandwich grand opening in Downtown Tampa.

Earl of Sandwich Grand Opening Downtown Tampa

Known for making “The World’s Greatest Hot Sandwich,” Earl of Sandwich has a menu featuring a dozen signature hot sandwiches that are hand-made to order with quality ingredients on warm artisan bread. They have classics everybody enjoys like their Club, Italian, and Tuna Melt sandwiches as well as tasty sammies like Hawaiian BBQ and Holiday Turkey with all the fixings. Take a bite of the past and order The Original 1762 with roasted beef, cheddar, and horseradish sauce, or get the Full Montagu with roasted beef, turkey, swiss, cheddar, lettuce, Roma tomato, and mustard.

Earl of Sandwich also makes hand-crafted wraps, fresh salads, artisan soups, pizzas, and flatbreads. They even have breakfast sandwiches like the Breakfast BLT and coffee to kick-start your morning.

Keeping up with the nonstop pace of Downtown Tampa, Earl of Sandwich is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meet a friend or colleague for a leisurely lunch in the cafe, or grab a meal to take back to the office. Speaking of work, you can cater your next corporate gathering with hot sandwiches, chips, and dessert from Earl of Sandwich. No matter what the occasion, a signature hot sandwich from the Earl is always a delicious meal.

For more restaurants like Earl of Sandwich, check out restaurants in Downtown Tampa as well as Where to Find the Best Delis Dishing Up Delicious in Tampa.