It’s 7 a.m. on a warm summer morning and the smell of bacon wafts out the side door of 7a Foods. Chef and owner Dan Sauer stands in front of the stove in jeans, making breakfast sandwich after breakfast sandwich.



SueEllen Rothery already had bought a sandwich at 7a Foods, but for the second time on the day of its grand opening she was back at the new take-out eatery behind Alley’s General Store, waiting patiently. “I bought a sandwich just now to share with my sister, and I brought it home and she had one bite and said, ‘I’m not sharing this.’ So now I’m back again waiting in line for my own sandwich.”