DiBella's Old Fashioned Submarines, a chain of gourmet sandwich shops based in Rochester, N.Y., is scouting for locations for between six and eight new restaurants in central Indiana. The family-owned chain, which started in 1918 as a corner grocery store, has 23 locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. The restaurants take about 3,500 square feet. DiBella's apparently is known for baking its sandwich rolls in house, along with its friendly staff and clean restaurants that call to mind a 1940s New York corner deli. The chain joins a deli throwdown of sorts in the Indianapolis area, as several shops including Jason's Deli, McAlister's and Paradise have been adding new locations. Anyone tried DiBella's?
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