If you've always dreamed of eating sandwiches from a former public restroom, today's your lucky day! Florida-based chain Earl of Sandwich opens up a new Boston location at 11am today in Boston Common's "Pink Palace," a stand-alone bathroom that has been vacant since the 70s. A $1 million renovation hopefully removed all former traces of its past life. The chain already has a location at Logan and is apparently looking to add a few more to the Boston area. Robert Earl, a partner in the business, certainly knows how to build a chain as he is also the founder and CEO of Planet Hollywood. Another partner is an actual descendent of the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, who invented the sandwich in 1762.
The menu focuses, of course, on sandwiches - particularly hot ones. The "Original 1762," for example, consists of roast beef, sharp cheddar, and a horseradish sauce. Other sandwiches include classics like a caprese, a meatball sub, and a BLT. Also available: wraps, breakfast, sides, and desserts, such as the particularly intriguing brownie creme sandwich. Earl of Sandwich will be open from 11 AM to 4 PM daily.