Dewey Dufresne to Open BYGGYZ, an Unusually Monikered Sandwich Project


Sandwich shops just keep on rising from the ashes of the 2008 financial meltdown, and the latest indication of their still-surging popularity comes from none other than Wylie Dufresne’s dad.

Over at Grub Street, the Robs report that Dufresne père Dewey Dufresne is planning to open BYGGYZ, a “fast-casual project” that will serve sandwiches, ice cream sandwiches, and a range of “traditional and custom” beverages that will include a barbecue soda created by Dufresne the Younger. Dewey Dufresne, not so incidentally, has something of a reputation as one of the great sandwich impresarios of New England, having owned and operated two locations of Joe’s, a seminal sandwich shop in Providence, Rhode Island.

His latest endeavor is scheduled to open early next year; in the meantime, he’ll preview his wares with a roast beef sandwich at the San Gennaro Festival this Thursday.