Our History

It all began back in 1981, Big Town Hero was just a twinkle in the eye of a young college student. His idea: to provide a healthy, better-tasting alternative to fast-food restaurants – a sandwich shop that served great food with service to match.


Our founder got his experience in the sandwich business in the college town of Corvallis, Oregon. The unique, fresh sandwiches on homemade bread were an instant success, and the Big Town legend was born (although it was known as Campus Hero back then).


Today, Big Town Hero boasts a number of stores throughout the West; each with an in-store bakery where we prepare our famous bread from scratch every day. And our numbers are growing as fast as our reputation.


Through the growth, one thing has remained unchanged – our commitment to quality and service.