In 1972, Maurice (Moe) and Sylvia Girouard moved from New Hampshire
to Salt Lake City to be near some of the greatest skiing on earth.
After a year in the Rockies, they missed those killer subs from
back east and decided to bring them to Utah. In 1973 two brothers,
Moe & Roger Girouard started a small sub shop on State Street
– across from the old South High School, but after a couple of years
Roger decided to move his family back to New Hampshire. It’s been
Moe and Sylvia ever since then – and this original location is still
serving up the best cheese steaks in the city more than 33 years
later. It was first known as The Original Sub Shop, which is still
on the logo, but the name was officially changed to Grinders 13
in 1975. The number “13” was simply a reflection of how many different
sandwiches they had on the menu at that time, though there are a
few more now.
The State Street store was the first of several locations throughout
the Salt Lake Valley. Over a decade ago, the Girouards decided that
in order to keep the personal touch of a family owned establishment,
they would settle on their two current locations: 1618 South State
Street and 2125 South 3200 West. It’s nearly impossible not to find Moe or Sylvia at lunchtime at the West
Moe is still the only one to make the meatballs from scratch and
the spaghetti sauce is their old family recipe. All deli meats are
sliced fresh daily, right down to slow cooking the roast for roast
beef sandwiches and hand trimming and slicing the steaks for their
famous Philly steaks, cheese steaks and pepper steaks.
Come on by and join them for some east coast classics like the
Cheese Steak, Meat Ball or Italian Meats or dig into some fresh
cooked french fries with that Utah favorite: fry sauce!
Hope to see you soon!
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