Togo's

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Not to be confused with Togo.
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Togo's restaurant in Los Angeles, California

Togo's Eateries, Inc. is a chain of 250 fast casual sandwich restaurants owned by Mainsail Partners. Its headquarters are in San Jose, California.[1]

Togo's is often combined with Baskin-Robbins' ice cream shops (which were both owned by the same parent company from 1997 to 2007). Togo's was sold to a private equity firm in 2007. Most of Togo's stores are franchises.

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The first "Togo’s" was opened in 1968 at 336 East William Street near San Jose State University[2] in San Jose, California. At that time, the sandwich shack (in a building built in 1919 and less than 1000 square feet) was so small that only four people at a time could be inside and the sign out front read "Sandwiches To Go" with To Go being on the second line. In 1971 the shop was purchased by Mike Cobler, a local San Jose State University student.[3] The second location was opened in downtown San Jose in 1974. The first franchise was sold in 1978.

In 1997, Togo’s was acquired by the Dunkin' Brands portfolio of fast-food restaurants. By 2001, there were approximately 350 Togo’s sandwich shops, serving more than 25 different types of sandwiches.

On November 30, 2007, Togo's was acquired by Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco based private equity firm, in partnership with Tony Gioia, a former president of Baskin-Robbins. Tony Gioia is serving as chairman and chief executive officer of Togo's Holdings, LLC.

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