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PROPRIETERS: John Bates & Brandon Martinez

  • Noble Pig Sandwiches
  • John Bates & Brandon Martinez opened the first location of Noble Pig Sandwiches in September 2010. Including his time as executive chef at ASTI Trattoria and sous chef at Wink following his graduation from culinary school, he has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Brandon, similarly, was trained as a chef at the New England Culinary Institute and has experience in exceptional restaurants around the country, including at Michelin-starred Acquerello in San Francisco. John and Brandon, who had known each other since culinary school, finally joined forces to open their own establishment, utilizing their experience in fine dining to express their love for scratch cooking. Their commitment to high-quality, local ingredients has resulted in nationwide recognition by media outlets such as the Food Network, Travel Channel, Food & Wine, GQ, Huffington Post, Southern Living, and many more.