In Chip Snyder’s former work life, he upheld the law of the land. Now he joins hands with his sweet wife to feed some of the powerful lawmakers and politicians he formerly worked alongside. As Chip would tell you, with a twinkle in his eye, “Politics are left outside that door.” He points to the entrance of his newest baby, Stuffedwich Sandwich Shop.
Maggie Snyder left behind a career working alongside surgeons as an operating room nurse. Maggie would say, “This (business) is a different challenge.”
This husband and wife are up to the challenge. They are assisted by the vivacious sister-team of Allie and Sarah Stout. This team is “More like family” than employees, says Maggie. Allie and Sarah are the little engines that power Stuffedwich. The greetings start the minute you walk in the door. You feel like Allie and Sarah actually care about making your meal a pleasant one.
This customer was drawn through the door by a simple sign advertising nacho chips. I just wanted a snack to hold me over until dinner. When Allie told me they had gluten-free sourdough bread, I had to have a sandwich or Stuffedwich.
She suggested the Hot Chicken Club, with provolone, bacon, avocado, mayo, and honey mustard. The sandwich was hot and made to order. “We do things your way, fresh source, prepared to order, and we pride ourselves on making a good product.” Says Maggie. Maggie’s other super power is cartooning, particularly with a quirky little family she created called The Ants. The Ant Chronicles march along the top wall of the serving area.
Judging from the happiness on the faces of their customers, maybe it really is possible to re-invent yourself.
Photo 1: Allie Stout, Maggie Snyder, Sarah Stout, Chip Snyder
Photo 2: Maggie Snyder with one of her Ant Chronicle cartoons
For Readers: Do what makes you happy, and you will spread joy to those around you.
For writers: Consider a family-owned sandwich shop in your novel.