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AutoFry in Action: Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop & Pub


Where can you go on the Outer Banks to get ice cold brew, delicious subs, and baskets of onion rings all at a reasonable price? Any North Carolinian will tell you that Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop & Pub is unbeatable for food and great atmosphere. Plus, having withstood multiple hurricanes over the 30 years it has been in operation, this is one place you just can't pass up and the highlight of today's AutoFry in Action blog.

pr.pngPoor Richard’s Sandwich Shop & Pub has been serving up delicious subs and drinks on their beautiful Manteo waterfront location since 1984! Offering up both great food and entertainment, all at great prices, Poor Richard's is a local favorite. If you have a chance to visit the Outer Banks, you'll want to stop in for their must-have classic Reuben sandwich, but fair warning, once you're there you wont want to leave before their live entertainment kicks in for the evening!

We first learned about this Outer Bank gem when they purchased their first AutoFry from us in 20XX. Since then, they've been able to enhance their menu to include fried food favorites like fries and onion rings, which pair perfectly with their high quality subs!


According to Poor Richard's owner, Todd Clissold, "located in a building that would not allow for open frying, the AutoFry was a blessing.  Being in a restaurant and not able to offer fried foods can sometimes mean loss sales.  Now I can offer our customers not only chips, but fries and onion rings. In addition, for the pub at night, we can also add wings and egg rolls etc… I’m not sure I would even go to open frying even if permitted. It’s easier to clean and maintain than conventional frying."

As if that glowing review wasn't enough, Clissold also told us, "If you own a pub or restaurant that doesn’t allow for open frying, or requires you to spend thousands for installing a hood with fire suppression, I would look into the AutoFry.  I can guarantee the AutoFry will add that missing dollar to the bottom line. It has paid for itself many times over for me.”

PoorRichards.jpgWe're so thrilled to have Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop & Pub as part of the AutoFry family and we love to read about their successes! Let's now take a look at what some of their customers are saying:

"Stopped in looking for a local restaurant during a weekend vacation. This place is a great, unique restaurant. Sat right on the water, literally on the boardwalk. The food was fantastic." -- Robert P., Yelp

"Best place on Manteo for a casual sandwich and a cold beer! Views of the water from the back porch only add to the experience and it's a perfect place to take kids. The grilled pimiento cheese sandwich is to die for, especially if you add bacon. Also, the fries are amazing! Philly cheese steak is also a winner, as is the Reuben" - Elle H., Yelp

"This is a great quick lunch venue on the Manteo waterfront! The sandwiches are fresh, well presented, tasty and a decent size! Highly recommend the French fries basket! Crab cake sandwich is a winner ... mostly crabmeat no filler! The beer is cold and it is breezy and cool sitting on the patio / deck on the waterfront!" - David W., Trip Advisor

Bottom line, if you're in the Manteo area, Poor Richard's is a must-stop sandwich shop! You can check out their full menu here to see everything they have to offer, or check out their gallery for mouth watering photos of their best subs!

For other AutoFry in Action blog features, check out these amazing businesses:
AutoFry in Action: Pinks Hot Dogs  |  AutoFry in Action: Chief Drive-In
AutoFry in Action: French Fry Heaven  | AutoFry in Action: Fayette Country Store
AutoFry in Action: Creperie Bouchon  | AutoFry in Action: Jungle Zone
AutoFry in Action: Hickory Falls  |  AutoFry in Action: United Skates of America


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