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Dallas sandwich shop chain shuts down Frisco location abruptly

Dallas sandwich shop chain shuts down Frisco location abruptly

East Hampton Sandwich Co.
No more of these in Frisco. Photo courtesy of East Hampton Sandwich Co.

There's a few less sandwiches in the world, thanks to a restaurant closure in Frisco.

East Hampton Sandwich Co., the chain of shops from young restaurateur Hunter Pond, closed its location at The Star in Frisco. According to a representative from Lincoln Property Co., which manages restaurants and retail at The Star, the restaurant was shut down in early February. A notice posted on the entrance dated February 12 stated that the landlord had terminated the tenant's right to possess the premises and had changed the door locks.

Pond confirmed the closure, saying that it "just had been a really hard time with that location."

East Hampton specializes in sandwiches, salads, and chowders, with beer and wine. Its signature lobster roll helped popularize the Maine-style sandwich trend around Dallas-Fort Worth. Pond opened the first East Hampton in Snider Plaza in 2012; there are now six DFW branches total, in Uptown, Turtle Creek Village, Plano, Fort Worth, and Inwood Road in North Dallas, plus two in Houston.

The Frisco location had been in business about a year; it opened in early 2018, as part of the Star's introductory round of eateries. Liberty Burger closed its location at The Star in October 2018, although that was attributed to issues with the franchisee and was part of a bigger round of closures for the burger chain.

This is not the first closure for East Hampton; the company quietly closed its location in Southlake in fall 2018 after two years — a backtrack for the chain which has been in growth mode.