Massive Rainey Street bar and restaurant Banger’s is expanding its reign further with a new takeout sandwich shop. The subs are being served directly out of the 79 Rainey Street space as of December 3. There are pickup and DoorDash delivery services.
Banger’s sub shop has a menu of classic sandwiches from around the country, including many made with meats from its on-site curing room, such as the pit-smoked roast beef sandwich, a club made with sweet tea-smoked turkey, and a spicy sandwich inspired by a Greek gyro, the restaurant’s first burger, and more. There are also vegetarian options, like a mushroom “meat loaf” sandwich.
“We feel the sandwich market in Austin has been long underserved,” owner Ben Siegel tells Eater, “and it fits in well with the sausage house-smokehouse-butcher shop-delicatessen vibe we have going.”
This new menu comes from Banger’s new chef, Thomas Malz. He took inspiration from his stints at restaurants around the country, including Cochon in New Orleans and Red Apron and G Sandwich Shop in Washington, D.C. (Banger’s original chef, Ted Prater, is still at the restaurant, but is focusing more on the pits).
While the subs are meant for takeout orders placed online, it will operate as a sort-of secret menu for dine-in guests, too. The menu is available during Banger’s normal hours of 3 to 10 p.m. Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and then from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.