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
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
13 on State -1618 South State Street and The West Valley Store -
2125 South 3200 West. You will still find Moe and Sylvia still running
Valley Store after all these years. Curtis is leading the way at the
infamous and original State Street Store.
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!!