LOWER EAST SIDE — Spanish sandwich chain 100 Montaditos is shutting down its two-month-old Ludlow Street outpost and will relocating to Brooklyn, the restaurant said in a statement.
“We feel that the demographic of neighborhoods such as Bushwick, Greenpoint, and Upper Manhattan, offer us multiple opportunities to expand our international brand in the coming year,” read a release from Mini Hospitality, which owns the chain’s franchise rights in the United States.
100 Montaditos opened the Lower East Side location at 177 Ludlow St. in late August, making it the chain’s second store in the city, according to reports.
The chain’s first NYC location opened on Bleecker Street between MacDougal and Sullivan streets last year. Mini Hospitality had planned to open five 100 Montaditos branches in the city this year, and have a total of 30 locations in the area by 2017, according to Crain's New York.
The chain serves 100 varieties of mini-sandwiches called montaditos that cost between $1.50 to $3 each. Its fillings include Serrano ham, chorizo sausage, manchego cheese and barbecue pulled pork, according to its website.
The company did not return requests for comment. Restaurant employees declined to comment.
Mini Hospitality will retain the Lower East Side space and reopen it with an “upscale concept” in February 2015, according to the release.
The Bleecker Street location will remain open, according to a manager at the restaurant.