Quakes Player Fatai Alashe to Judge Erik’s DeliCafé Contest

Quakes Player Fatai Alashe to Judge Erik's DeliCafé Contest

Community Invited to Erik’s Sandwich Contest Final Judging with Major League Soccer Player, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 19th at Erik’s DeliCafé of Milpitas

Erik’s DeliCafé, the popular 31 unit fast casual sandwich brand, will host Finalist Judging for Erik’s Make a Quakes Sandwich Contest and invite the community to participate at Erik’s DeliCafé, 148 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035, from 3:00 p.m. thru 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 19th, 2017. Finalists for Erik’s sandwich contest were chosen from numerous entries from both a team member sandwich contest and a customer submitted sandwich contest. The finalists will compete with their sandwich entries, tasted and judged by Erik Johnson, Founder & CEO of Erik’s DeliCafé, and Major League Soccer player #27 of the San Jose Earthquakes, Fatai Alashe.  Each sandwich will be scored based on Taste (70%), Originality (20%), and Ease of Production (10%).  Two sandwiches, one from an Erik’s team member and one from a customer, will be chosen as winners and featured on Erik’s DeliCafé’s What’s New menu in August.

“We invite customers and fans of the Quakes to join Erik and Fatai as they judge the Make a Quakes Sandwich Contest this Monday,” said Brian Johnson, Vice President and General Counsel of Erik’s DeliCafé. “We are excited to engage with the community and incorporate our customers’ sandwich-making talent onto our menu.”

Alashe was the Earthquakes’ first-round selection (No. 4 overall) in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft out of Michigan State University. His goal against the Chicago Fire on March 22, 2015 was not only the first goal of his professional career, but the first in Avaya Stadium history. The 23-year-old midfielder wears #27 for the San Jose Earthquakes, has been called to United States National Team camps, and was last year named to Major League Soccer’s 24 under 24 list, presented by EA Sports. Alashe will be on location at Erik’s DeliCafé to judge Erik’s Make a Quakes Sandwich Contest this coming Monday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., June 19th, 2017.

Quakes Player Fatai Alashe to Judge Erik's DeliCafé ContestErik’s DeliCafé opened in 1973, with its first restaurant in Scotts Valley, by founder and CEO, Erik Johnson.  To this day, Erik’s DeliCafé continues to practice a strong commitment to a warm inviting atmosphere, and quality food served fast with friendly service. Using family recipes, Erik created what are known today as the iconic “Sandwiches with Character,” slow-simmered and hand-crafted soups, fresh salads, and their famous carrot cake, made from scratch since day one. The next several decades saw the opening of 31 of the popular fast casual eateries throughout Santa Cruz County, the Bay Area, the Monterey Peninsula and Roseville. Known for their healthy menu before most restaurants, fresh clover sprouts, signature breads, and famous spread humorously named “Erik’s Secret Goo,” Erik’s restaurants proudly continue to offer their one-of-a-kind menu offering a Healthy dose of goodness!  More information, www.eriksdelicafe.com