The Rebel Reuben from Wright’s Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe in Dunwoody is made of turkey breast, Swiss, Thousand Island dressing, cole slaw and is served on grilled pumpernickel.
Photo: Joseph Y. Wong
Photo: Joseph Y. Wong

Wright’s Gourmet closed in Dunwoody after nearly 35 years

A longtime Dunwoody sandwich shop has closed after nearly 35 years.

Wright’s Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe, located at 5482 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, announced the closure on its Facebook page via Matt Wright, whose father, John, was the business’ founder. 

“Since 1984 it has been our family's honor and joy to share our food with so many great customers at The Wright Gourmet Shoppe. There are simply no words to describe what it has meant to us and how much we will always cherish the friendships that were born in this place. My favorite friendship that was born here at Wright's was my friendship with a beautiful blonde that came here looking for a job and got more than she bargained for, she said yes and four sons later I'm the luckiest guy in the world. Thank you, Allison. We can't thank the incredible people that we worked with through the years enough, fantastic memories! For me, the chance to work with my Mom and Dad was one of the greatest gifts of my life. The most valuable lessons I've ever learned were from them at home and in Wright's. I will miss this place, but the memories I'll take with me will be about the people....it's always the people! The relationships with customers, vendors, employees, family....we were and are truly blessed. So many of you "customers" are family and always will be. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of these great years, we love and appreciate you all. God bless you and yours. Matt”

Matt’s wife Allison addressed the reason for the closure in a Facebook message to the AJC.

“We gave it our all, but business just slowed and we couldn’t keep up,” she wrote. “We would love to one day have another. We are excited to see what will come next. We will miss the Dunwoody community and all of the wonderful customers!”

Wright’s was first located in Stone Mountain, and moved to the Shops of Dunwoody in 1988. The original Wright’s, owned by John’s father, opened in Tampa, Florida in the 1960s.

The restaurant offered a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts and was a lunchtime favorite in Dunwoody. 

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