Earl of Sandwich opened its first Northern California franchise Sept. 18 at the corner of Market and Santa Clara streets.
The Nguyen family owns the franchise and expects to expand the stores over time throughout the region, said Huy Nguyen, general manager.
The sandwich shops feature American classics including the Original 1762 roast beef and cheddar sandwich, tuna melt and holiday turkey sandwich, and more modern concoctions such as the chipotle chicken avocado.
“Our sandwiches are made to be hot,” Nguyen said. “They are broiled here, not just heated in a microwave.”