Woodrow’s Sandwich Shop, Philadelphia PA | Merchant Profile

Kevin Kramer is the owner and sandwich creator of Woodrowís Sandwich Shop in Philadelphia. He started his career in restaurants at age twelve, as a dishwasher. Before he finished high school, he had moved to the kitchen. He later worked as a cook in the Navy for five years and then came back to Philly for culinary school. After several years as an executive chef he decided it was time to get out of the corporate restaurant world and open up his own place. Kevin is a sandwich fanatic so he knew he would be able to run a unique, stand out sandwich shop. It took him a while to decide on the name. He wanted to use the name of a person to give the shop a personal and welcoming feeling. Woodrow is the middle name of his father and grandfather, and it felt like a fitting name for his place. Kevin loves making people happy with his food. His favorite feeling is when customers come in from a rough day and his food puts them in a good mood and makes them smile.Sandwiches are big in Philly, so Woodrowís has a lot of competition. Kevinís goal is to be the best in town, which means he never cuts corners or serves anything that isnít perfect. He also had to think outside the box and come up with creative ideas and recipes. Although he was originally against having a Philly Cheesesteak on the menu, it is now their best selling item. Kevin wanted to put his own twist on the sandwich, without straying too far from the classic. Their Woodrowís Wiz Wit is made with their own homemade truffle infused cheese wiz, shaved ribeye, caramelized onion, and cherry pepper mayo. Another crowd favorite is the Cubano, made with roast pork, prosciutto cotto, gruyere, and dijonnaise. Woodrowís has a vegetarian Tomato Mozzarella sandwich, and has several other sandwiches that can be made vegetarian or gluten free by request. Their other signature item is their hand cut french fries, which are cut and fried every morning and can be served with the truffle cheese wiz. Woodrowís Sandwich Shop is a hidden gem, that many tourists donít know about. If people come in from out of town, he wants them to leave knowing they got the best Philly Cheesesteak in the area and to tell their friends to check it out. Woodrowís does delivery and catering. Catering platters or individual lunch boxes are available. They are open seven days a week. Check out Woodrowís Sandwich Shop for creative and delicious sandwiches!

630 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147