Wally Crane was born and raised in a small town in Connecticut, where stopping by the local deli for a quick breakfast sandwich was a daily ritual. These delis catered not only to the people of the town, but also the college students who attended the schools nearby. They were places that people went to for the food and the sense of community.
When Wally moved to Fort Myers to attend FGCU Lutgert College of Business, he noticed there weren’t any small mom and pop delis anywhere near campus. Although there were an abundance of incredible restaurants and quick service food options, he missed the home town feeling he was used to.
After graduating college and working in the finance industry, Wally still faced the same frustrations with finding a quality breakfast sandwich before work, and a place he could get a fresh sub for lunch. Wally knew something had to be done to fill this void in his life, and to show the people of SWFL what they were missing.
Wally’s Deli was established in early 2015, with the idea to sell Northeast style sandwiches and subs with a few twists. Thus, the idea for healthy and comfort food was born. A place you could cure your hangover after a fun night, or a place to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions to stay healthy.
Wally, along with his team of family and friends, have created a fun atmosphere for everybody to enjoy.
With great food, reasonable prices, sandwich names with fun pop culture references, and a place that supports the community, Wally’s Deli is sure to give you an enjoyable experience that will make you want to come back for more!