CORTLAND, N.Y. — There's a new eatery in downtown Cortland that's attracting the attention of employees on lunch break and college students looking for a quick bite.
Located at 101 Main Street, Gorgers opened March 15 in downtown Cortland. The space was formerly occupied by Growth Spurt, a children's clothing store.
In 2012, Diamond opened his first Gorgers shop in downtown Ithaca with his brother, Matt Diamond, which quickly gained a "cult following," he said.
A few years later, Diamond opened up Gorgers Taco Shack on the Ithaca Commons. Opening a shop in Cortland was the next logical step, Diamond said.
"I had a pretty big following of Cortland locals that would come to Ithaca and eat with us, so it made sense to open up shop here," Diamond said.
Menu items include fresh sandwiches, soups, and salads. Soups are made from scratch, and bread is baked fresh on the premises several times daily.
The Gorgers logo is a black silhouette of a fist holding a fork in the air, which Diamond says is meant to symbolize a food revolution.
"We're just trying to do 'fresh'...trying to get away from frozen stuff," he said. "Generally when you get a sandwich, it's been cooked 20 minutes before you eat it."
The shop is opened Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., though Diamond says he is considering opening during late night hours on the weekend while college is in session.