Healthy and Homemade “Seawiches” Coming to Branford

From the makers of Waterhouse and Tacuba comes Seawich Sandwich Shop on the Branford Green

From The Suburban (where G-Zen currently calls home), to Tacuba Taco Bar, to Waterhouse, opening three restaurants in three years would probably be enough for anybody.

But for the Franco-Camacho clan, it is just the beginning.

Suzette Franco-Camacho announced yesterday through her Facebook page that they would be opening “Seawich Sandwich Shop” here in Branford. Following the buzz on local sites surrounding the new restaurant opening near Stop & Shop, and the mass craving for it to be a Panera Bread, Suzette and her husband, Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho, stepped up to answer the call with their response: the Seawich Sandwich. They will offer a menu that is unique, local, fresh, homemade and will include a design your own salad station (with all-fresh ingredients, including homemade salad dressing!), homemade soups, custom-made sandwiches and paninis with homemade breads, a grilled-cheese station, a smoothie station, and sweets. 

(As they continue to build out their menu, they are looking for your input! What do you want to see in a lunchtime restaurant? What are you sick of eating every week or wanting to try? Let them know on their ongoing Facebook conversation.)

They currently operate their multi-restaurant property on Main Street. Seawich will be sandwiched directly between Waterhouse (at 1209 Main) and Tacuba (at 1205 Main). They are hoping to open on Feb. 11. Suzette says that the shop will be an ongoing experiment.

To start they will be open Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch service. Based on support and demand, they plan to be flexible with their operation hours and potentially expand their services into Saturdays and to dinner.

Flexibility and ease will be king at the new town location. Whether you want to come in and sit down, grab and go, or pre-order (through the accessible texting, Facebook, or online order form options), they have designed the new service with everyone in mind.

“We want everyone to feel welcome and make it easy for everyone. If someone is in a rush or has kids in the car, they can call us when they are here and we will run it out to them,” explains Suzette.

In addition to Seawich, the entrepreneurial couple will continue operating Tacuba Taco Bar (featuring a family friendly menu with items no more than $15) and Waterhouse Oyster Bar (four-star food with a casual dining experience). Both restaurants are open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5 pm. 

In addition to the new shop, don't forget to see our very own local celebrity chef, Chef Arturo, as the cover story of the December issue of Connecticut Magazine. The magazine gave Waterhouse a rating of "Extraordinary"! Check out the review here.

Happy eating!  

Robin R January 17, 2013 at 04:38 PM
We are so lucky to have them in our town! I can't wait to see this new venture, sounds like a no brainer to me...especially the part where they run it out to your car if you're in a hurry! We already know the food will be great. They can't do anything wrong in my opinion.
ed horehlad January 17, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Are you kidding me? They copy the menu of the Shoreline and everyone calls them "innovative" They may have had tons of restaurants, but they didn't last too long. (could it be they didn't make any money?)
Suzette Franco-Camacho January 17, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Hi Ed, I can see from you three previous patch posts about shoreline that you are a big fan, I couldn't agree more. In fact, not only do I consider Wilson a friend, I frequent his establishements multiple times a week as do my staff and family. They do a great job and I am happy to be their neighbor and will continue to support them. The reason for our asking the community for input into our menu, is because we want to offer new, unique and different items that aren't Here in Branford already. Sure the Soup, Salads and Sandwiches generally speaking are offered there and every other deli/lunch spot in town, but each offers its own unique spin on things, no two are alike. I think our salad card , grilled cheese station, homemade dressings, fresh baked potatoe chips and smoothie offerings are unique to town and hope that whatever else we cook up, will be welcome additons to a great restaurant community. Suzette
Alicia January 18, 2013 at 02:27 AM
Did I just read grilled cheese station? That I need to try!
Anna Filipkowska January 18, 2013 at 02:55 AM
Instead of lunch places, coffee shops, and spas Branford needs a good home town tavern type of place. A place where the bartender is friendly and and local (New Egland) beers are poured into real pint glasses.
Suzette Franco-Camacho January 18, 2013 at 03:26 AM
Not sure exactly what you type of tavern you mean, but I think our cozy dark wood bar at Waterhouse fits the bill, we pour only local beers. We have a great bartender and I would say Home up the street also fits that desctiption. thanks for your input!


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