One of Portland’s best-known sandwich shops Bunk Sandwiches expanded to Williamsburg, Brooklyn — its first location outside of Oregon — in November 2015. Now, Eater NYC reports Bunk NYC has shuttered, according to a note left on the fast-casual restaurant’s door.
In the note, Bunk says it is not abandoning the Big Apple entirely. “We’ve made the decision to cease operations here in Williamsburg while we explore opening in another NYC location,” it reads.
For now, it’s not clear why the restaurant closed its doors. Eater NYC points out Bunk was “received well by local critics for sandwiches like the tuna melt and a burnt broccoli with garlic and chiles sandwich,” and the restaurant recently underwent a renovation and reopened with a larger menu.
Speaking with Eater, chef-owner Tommy Habetz also says he got a good response from customers, but the location wasn’t ideal. He is indeed exploring other NYC neighborhoods but has no specific plans to announce. The full note reads:
It’s been our pleasure to serve you sandwiches since we opened our doors in November of 2015. We’ve made the decision to cease operations here in Williamsburg while we explore opening in another NYC location. We are truly grateful for your business and hope to see you again soon in our next phase.
- Bunk [Official]
- Bunk Sandwiches Closes After Just Over a Year in Williamsburg [ENYC]
- All Previous Bunk Coverage [EPDX]