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Best sandwiches: Victor’s Sandwiches

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Nate Hunt
This family-owned business was voted having the best sandwiches in Murray.

Victor’s Sandwiches was voted the best sandwich place in Murray in this year’s “Best of” survey. 

The family-owned business has over 200 sandwich choices on its menu, most of which were invented by Victor Llazabal himself. Llazabal first got into making sandwiches when he was a young kid.

“It all started when my dad taught me to cook when I was 6 years old,” Llazabal said.

He then fell in love with the idea of cooking and began to practice his chef skills over the following years.

Llazabal moved to Murray with his family and began helping his father with his catering business. His father was offered to buy a small restaurant named the Yellow Submarine in Murray in 1975. This restaurant would allow Llazabal to test out his food ideas, eventually leading to the restaurant becoming Victor’s Sandwiches. 

Llazabal continued going to school and working with his father at this restaurant until he took over the business fully in 1977 after his father’s retirement. Then, he began turning the Yellow Submarine into Victor’s Sandwiches.

Victor’s Sandwiches first started out with 25 sandwiches, but Llazabal continued experimenting with new ideas and sandwiches until he eventually had over 200 different sandwiches on the menu. All the ingredients and sauces are cooked in the store.

“A lot of people requested several sandwiches, so I started adding some of them,” Llazabal said. “Some of them were for when you had a flavor [you wanted] so all [of a] sudden you invent something. So you let people try it and they‘ll say, ‘Maybe I’ll have some.’ If not, maybe it was me.”

Since then, Llazabal has brought his own family into the restaurant to work with him. He works with his wife, Alisa, and his daughter, Cassi, and together, they have kept the family business running for the past 40 years.

Over the years, Victor’s Sandwiches has become a staple in Murray with its unique menu and atmosphere, which led to Llazabal becoming a well-known and proud member of the Murray community.

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