The popular Aggieville sandwich shop Rock-A-Belly Bar & Deli has been offering affordable and tasty sandwiches to K-State students and Manhattan residents since June 1987.
This year, the deli was awarded the Purple Apple Award for “Best Sandwich” in the city of Manhattan.
“It’s an honor,” manager Rich Markle said. “We attribute our success to the fact that we are affordable and a fun place to be.”
The restaurant has a comfortable seating area, complete with a bar and booths to sit in. There is also an outdoor patio where patrons can eat outside and even order a cigar to enjoy with their meal. The most popular sandwich offered is the Spicy Sub, which features salami, pepperoni and provolone. In the summertime, the deli is known for its Summer Beer, a drink made with beer, vodka and lemonade. The hummus is also a popular appetizer sought out by customers.
Markle wants Rock-A-Belly to be known for its customer service as they ensure the customer will be treated in the highest regards. The goal of the staff is to make sure the customer gets what they want and leaves knowing they have received excellent customer service.
Markle is a long-time worker at Rock-A-Belly.
“I worked here when I was in college; it was a fun place to be and the bosses were good to me,” he said. “This made me want to stay at the restaurant, so when the owners offered to sell me part of the business I had to take it.”
Regarding the future of Rock-A-Belly, Markle hopes to continue much of the same business model of providing excellent customer service while also setting up a fun atmosphere. Customers are encouraged to come in and try something they have never had before.
It is open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Saturday, with the kitchen closing at 10 p.m. The restaurant is located at 718 N. Manhattan Ave., directly across from Triangle Park.
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