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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Vietnamese sandwich shop to open on Annandale Road next week

Lee’s Sandwiches, at 3037 Annandale Road, invites the public to its grand opening, Thursday, April 28, at 9 a.m. The first 100 customers will receive special gifts. Anyone who buys a sandwich April 28-30 will receive a free cup of coffee or hot baguette.

The 80-seat, fast casual restaurant will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “We never close,” says the manager Tamy Duong.

The menu features Vietnamese fare, such as pho and banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches) on 10-inch baguettes baked in house. There are also European sandwiches on croissants, curry, beef stew, spring rolls, chicken nuggets, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, and pastries, including Korean cakes and macarons.

This is the first Lee’s Sandwiches restaurant on the East Coast, says Duong, who also owns two Vietnamese restaurants in the Philippines.

Lee’s founder Chieu Le opened the first restaurant in Westminster, Calif., in 2001. There are now about 60 Lee’s Sandwiches in California, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, and Taiwan.

The building is on the site of the former Black Tie Cleaners, which was demolished in 2014.


  1. Is a special permit needed if a restaurant is "open 24 hours a day?

  2. This is fantastic!!!! 24 hour Vietnamese! Yum, i hope it is good!!!

  3. 7 Corners 74/20/16, 2:55 PM

    So glad this is finally opening. I did not know they would have Pho. This could be great.

    Also really glad this is one shop instead of 3 or 4 small stores.

    Thank you for the informative article. I did not know most of what your wrote about this place. :)

  4. Sounds like a great new addition! Good food fast, and late night dining. And because, MACARONS!

  5. Nice, I hate trekking all the way to Bale Bakery or Eden Center for Banh Mi. Hope it's good!