August 29, 2011 // Franchising.com // Evansville, IN - Moose sightings in Evansville just spiked with the August 26th opening of Indiana's first and newest Smiling Moose Deli at 724 N. Burkhardt Road, across from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Smiling Moose Deli opened the Vail Valley store in 2003, and over the years has steadily grown across Colorado. Within the past year, the Moose has launched stores across the nation, opening new locations in Montana, Texas, Wisconsin, and now Indiana.
Larry Hill, Smiling Moose Deli director of development explains, "The Evansville location represents our first jump into the Midwest. The community is eager for our opening today. We're like a shiny new penny, there's nothing like our menu in Indiana!" Owner, Dave Deisher is an experienced restaurateur who is excited about bringing the Moose to Southern Indiana.
Hill continues "This isn't your father's franchise. Smiling Moose Deli owners are interested in moving away from the confines of the larger frachises' stringent rules, towards a more personalized partnership. Smiling Moose Deli offers more freedom and welcomes a strong entrepreneurial spirit, recognizing that a stronger sense of ownership and greater connection to the neighborhood makes for a successful store."
Fresh ingredients and a wide range of choices are the hallmark of Smiling Moose Deli. Open from 7am to 8pm, breakfast sandwiches and burritos are served all day while hot sandwiches like the signature 'Mighty Mo' are popular at lunch and dinner. A wide array of custom salad ingredients are showcased at the counter, so customers can guide their server to build a one-of-a-kind meal. Four signature soups, including Cream of Tomato Basil and the spicy chicken enchilada make a great pairing with any of the sandwich choices. Smiling Moose Deli has also partnered up with Sweet Escapes Pastries out of Longmont, Colorado to provide the best Gluten-Free bread in Evansville and offer an entirely Gluten-Free menu!
Catering is a huge part of each Smiling Moose Deli and represents approximately 18% of sales for each store. The Moose offers a completely customized catering program where customers can tailor each order to their specific needs. Call the Evansville store owner Dave Deisher at 812-477-3354(DELI) to order yours today!
The Moose will be loose next, in the following cities: West Plano, TX, Gillette, WY; San Angelo, TX and Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX.