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Business Beat: Jack's Sandwich Shack right around the corner

Subs away Jack’s Burger Shack has opened a new sandwich shop. Jack’s Sandwich Shack is located at 15 Perron St., where Ong Hanoi Style Fried Chicken used to be.

Subs away

Jack’s Burger Shack has opened a new sandwich shop.

Jack’s Sandwich Shack is located at 15 Perron St., where Ong Hanoi Style Fried Chicken used to be.

Tu Le, co-owner of Jack’s Burger Shack and the former Ong restaurant, said he wanted to switch the focus of his business.

“We wanted to do something a little more universal, focused on like the lunch crowd down here,” he explained. “We wanted to focus on St. Albert residents and the people that work down here, and give them another option for lunch.”

Jack’s Sandwich Shack hasn’t completely abandoned its Hanoi-style chicken, however. For those wanting something with a Vietnamese twist, they can check out the Hanoi Chicken sandwich.

Le said the best part of opening a sandwich shop is getting to experiment with new recipes.

“I like to play with new recipes and unique sandwiches that we’re running every day,” Le said.

The shop sells both sandwiches and hot soup, perfect for a cold winter day. People can also purchase sides, milkshakes, pop and beer.

Jack’s Sandwich Shack is open Monday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information check out their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/JacksBurgerShack/.

Economic future

The St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual economic outlook on Feb. 13.

Angus Watt, CEO and partner of Angus Watt Advisory Group, will give insight on the global, national and provincial economy for 2019.

Jennifer McCurdy, president and CEO of the St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce, said some of the topics could include the upcoming provincial and federal elections, NAFTA, Canada’s relationship with the U.S. and trade with China.

“I would expect that he's going to talk about some of the things that could happen with an election, and how things might shift depending on who takes over the government or who continues,” she said.

Each year, the St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce hosts an economic outlook luncheon, where experts make predictions about the upcoming year based on past and current trends.

McCurdy said she was excited to hear Watt give his perspective on the economy.

“He’s got a wealth of experience and knowledge. He’s a local expert in the economy,” she said. “He makes it entertaining. He makes it interesting.”

The meeting takes place at Century Casino from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Members pay a reduced price of $40 per ticket. To register visit: www.stalbertchamber.com.


Dayla Lahring

About the Author: Dayla Lahring

Dayla Lahring joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2017. She writes about business, health, general news and features. She also contributes photographs.
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