November 18 — What’s in a Name? For QwikCafe, which has just renamed itself Sequoia On the Go, there are a lot of them.
This week, the popular downtown location that shares a central kitchen with Sequoia Sandwich Co., is updating signage with the new name in anticipation of changes for the business.
“The cafe has been opened to provide a fast and healthy dining option for our busy customers,” said Daniel Shaffer, co-owner of Sequoia Sandwich Co., in a press release. “This need, along with the growing demand for take out has fueled our growth plans. As soon as we can find out more about the new locations and an expanded menu, we will.”
The current owners bought the small chain from founders Gary Blackburn and Jeff Simpson in 2018, retaining most of the menu and maintaining the quality customers have come to expect from the brand.
Sequoia has four locations in Bakersfield – 1231 18th St., 9500 Ming Ave., 4521 Buena Vista Road and 9160 Rosedale Highway, Suite 100 – as well as one in Clovis and another in San Luis Obispo. Visit sequoiasandwich.com to learn more about the channel.
QwikCafe opened in March 2017 with the “take out” concept, offering prepared sandwiches, salads, baked goods and more. Sequoia On The Go will offer the same menu and the same opening hours (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays).
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