Taylor Gourmet, the homegrown Italian deli that opened its doors four years ago in the H Street Corridor, is undergoing a rapid expansion.
The company, which currently has four locations, is in the process of adding three more delis in as many months — two in Washington and one in Merrifield.
“We typically don’t plan to take on this much work at once,” co-founder Casey Patten said. “But each project takes on a life cycle of its own.”
Earlier this month, Patten and co-founder David Mazza, both Philadelphia natives, opened Taylor Charles Steak and Ice, which serves Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and water ice, at 1320 H St. NE in the District.
The duo has a team of in-house contractors — project managers, plumbers, electricians — who oversee the design and building of each new location, making it possible to set up shop within a couple of months, Patten said.