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Ike’s Place to return to Stanford campus

The popular sandwich shop Ike’s Place will return to Stanford as a grab-and-go location at the McMurtry Building.

The deal for the new location was signed yesterday, store owner Ike Shehadeh told the Mercury News.

Ike’s Place first came to Stanford in 2009 and quickly became a fixture of the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center. The Stanford location’s closure in June 2014 sparked significant protest from students, including a unanimous ASSU survey in support of keeping the shop on campus and flyers by a group of students calling themselves “Ike’s Army.”

Last June, Ike’s Place announced that it would return to the Stanford area with a full-service location in downtown Palo Alto, near the intersection of Waverly Street and Lytton Avenue. However, the Palo Alto shop’s opening date has not been determined.

The McMurtry location is not Ike’s first attempt to return to the Stanford campus — the chain previously attempted to open a location in Lathrop Library. The express version of Ike’s Place planned for the McMurtry Building will complete the sandwich chain’s Stanford comeback.

Because cooking is not allowed in the McMurtry Building, the new Ike’s Place will serve cold pre-made sandwiches in addition to coffee, ice cream and cookies.


Contact Hannah Knowles at hknowles ‘at’ stanford.edu.