Metro Grill to open in Andover and not on Rock Road

WICHITA — The Metro Grill deal at 366 N. Rock Road has fallen through.

Instead, Michael Gonzalez, whose popular Metro Grill sandwich stand is at Towne East Square, is heading to Andover.

“We live in Andover,” Gonzalez says of his family.

That’s only one reason he’s opening next month at 321 S. Andover Road.

“The reason why is there is nothing to eat in Andover in my eyes,” he says. “Nothing unique like Metro Grill has to offer.”

Gonzalez is known for sandwiches like his Cuban, which he effortlessly makes for a customer while fielding questions about his new restaurant.

The new place will seat about 35 and have a similar concept that Gonzalez had planned for Rock Road.

The kitchen will be in the middle of the restaurant so diners can see him cook.

Diners will be able to bring their own beer and wine with no corking fee.

“It’s a great concept,” Gonzalez says. “From where I come from, New York and New Jersey, those restaurants do phenomenal.”