Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe Opens Newest Location in Kansas City

Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe Opens Newest Location in Kansas City

Chiefs Nation gets its first drive-thru location for artisan-style food including toasted sandwiches, soup, salad and pizza

Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe Opens Newest Location in Kansas CityPickleman’s Gourmet Café has opened its first drive-thru location in the Kansas City metro area at the corner of W 135th & Black Bob Rd. in Olathe. It is the fourth Pickleman’s Gourmet Café in the area, following locations in Downtown KC, Westport, and Waldo.

Pickleman’s, founded in Columbia, Missouri in 2005, has become known across the Midwest and beyond for making many of its items from scratch giving it an artisan feel.

Our menu includes lightly-toasted sandwiches, really good soups, fresh salads, thin and crispy pizzas and made from scratch cookies.

“I am personally pleased to see the continued success of our franchisees and the inception of their latest location,” said Doug Stritzel, Founder and CEO of Pickleman’s Gourmet Café. “The majority of our franchisees operate multiple locations and most of them are looking to build more locations which is a strong indicator of the brand’s success.”

Peak Performance Brands, founded in 2022 and comprised of entrepreneurs Janell & Keith Royer and Kendall Pearl. Important to note, Keith started his career with Pickleman’s at the original Columbia, MO location in 2006, and he and Janell became franchisees in Lawrence, KS in 2018. Kendall began his journey with Pickleman’s in 2011 and joined the Peak Performance Brand Group in 2022, to open up their third location in Olathe, KS.

The former Fazoli’s location in front of Walmart at 135th & Black Bob Rd offers dine-in, drive-thru, delivery, and catering services to the surrounding area as well as online ordering for speed and convenience.

“We’re excited to bring Pickleman’s Gourmet Café’s fresh ingredients and bold flavors to Olathe,” said Peak Performance Brand’s COO Keith Royers, a Missouri native who has worked with Stritzel for over sixteen years. “We’re thrilled to be a part of both Olathe’s economic growth and the continued expansion of the Pickleman’s brand which is committed to providing the community with higher quality food than your typical sandwich shop.”

Pickleman’s Gourmet Café made news recently when it became the very first national chain in the sandwich sector to commit to using only No Antibiotics Ever chicken and pork–to provide clean protein options not commonly available in the QSR industry. In addition, the brand was the first known to enact a real butter only policy for its made-from-scratch chocolate chip cookies.

Pickleman’s Gourmet Café Olathe, KS
W 135th & Black Bob Rd.
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: 913-391-7006
Hours: 10am-9pm, 7 days a week.

Website: picklemans.com/location/olathe-ks/

The award-winning sandwich franchise Pickleman’s Gourmet Café was founded by restaurant industry veteran Doug Stritzel in 2005 and is growing with over 50 franchise licenses sold throughout the Midwest. Pickleman’s has carved out a unique market position in the industry. With an artisan approach we source clean and delicious ingredients in our products. Our unique recipes are proprietary and made fresh daily. We do it with a “Whole Lotta Love” for real food, our customers and our franchise partners. Learn more at Picklemans.com.