A big welcome to Gavin and the crew at Press’d. They’re making up some darn good looking sandwiches in Edmonton, AB, and we’re stoked to be able to make their restaurant scheduling and communication a whole lot easier.
We’re always inspired by entrepreneurial stories like the one that happened at Press’d. Here it is, straight from their web site:
Teammates Gavin Fedorak and Scott Gordon were on the road with the University of Alberta’s Golden Bears basketball team one day in 2006, when the team had just conceded a particularly one-sided loss to the Arizona State Sun Devils. Hoping to replenish their energy, and maybe eat away their sorrows, they stopped at a local sandwich shop—and were blown away.
The sandwiches they sampled that day in Phoenix were fresh and delicious. Each was an inspired creation of high-quality meat, fresh veggies, and real cheese on the freshest bread—at a fair price. For the rest of their road trip, Gavin and Scott couldn’t stop talking about the meals they’d had, and how they wished there was a shop like that back home in Edmonton.
By 2009, U of A Business grads Gavin and Scott had left basketball behind and launched promising corporate accounting careers. Having a business of their own was always a plan though, so together with Gavin’s brother Grant they made up their minds—Edmonton still needed better sandwiches, and they were going to make it happen.
After a year of testing recipes, learning to bake, and scouting locations, the trio opened press’d to enthusiastic mid-day crowds.
Congrats guys. We’re honored to serve you and your team.
The Schedulefly Crew