By Stephanie Corral |Staff Writer|
The Green Shack Deli, established in 1978, offers a 10 percent discount to all Cal State San Bernardino students.
It is a result of the owner Manal Iskander being a former Cal State San Bernardino student and wanting to show her support.
It is located on 163 W Highland Ave San Bernardino, CA 92405 and has been voted best sub in the Inland Empire for three years in a row.
From the outside, the area is a little intimidating; but as soon as you walk in the environment changes.
Everyone including the owner, is welcoming and ready to ensure that you have a great experience at The Green Shack.
Their menu varies from panini, cold subs and sides such as tuna salad, to their bestselling banana pudding desert.
The one thing every item on the menu has in common, is that they are all handmade.
“I like to change the recipe until it is perfect and becomes another signature wanted item,” said owner Manal Iskander.
The menu is always changing and being updated. In June some exciting additions are being made to the menu.
They will be adding a full breakfast menu that includes three new breakfast sandwiches, a sushi breakfast, and a biscuits and gravy breakfast burrito that you can’t find anywhere else.
Their prices vary from $6 to $10 on sandwiches and sides anywhere from $1 to $5.
They offer daily specials Monday through Friday which include a sandwich, a side and a fountain drink.
“We like to create an experience for our customers,” said Iskander.
They begin their great customer service by offering customers three different options to order ahead and avoid waiting for their food.
These include ordering online on their website www.greenshackmarket.com, their own app Green Shack Deli which can be downloaded via Google Play or the app store for free, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/thegreenshackmarketplace.
The experience continues as soon as you walk into The Green Shack.
“Our customers like the experience, they like to come in and see what we have going on,” said employee of 17 years Katie Metzermacher.
Every time a customer visits The Green Shack for the first time, they are welcomed by the staff singing them a song to welcome them.
It was my first time there and the staff made sure they sang the song to me, and recommended their top 12 signature items.
What I also found unique about The Green Shack is on every receipt at the bottom they give each customer a fortune.
Mine read, “They say you are stubborn; you call it persistence.”
“This place is the best, I have been coming here for 15 years, it feels like family my children grew up here,” said customer Cynthia Udeoji.
“If they were to try and shut down The Green Shack you will find us protesting, this place could never be closed down we are a family,” said customer Udeoji.
Employees love their job at The Green Shack and so do their extremely loyal customers that return year after year.
It is a great lunch place to visit that is local and close to school.
It was my first experience at The Green Shack, and I will definitely return.
I had one of their signature items, The Italian Job.
I loved it and recommend it. It is a great lunch spot and definitely one of the best subs I had.
Stop by and enjoy a great meal; take advantage of your 10 percent Cal State student discount.