Got the late night/early morning munchies? Menna’s Joint serves up grilled wrap “dubs” 03
From 10:30 a.m.-3 or 4 a.m. (yes, those are their hours), Menna’s Joint will satisfy your hankering for a baked potato sized, freshly made grilled “Dub”, crammed and sauced with about anything you can imagine, including Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce. Vegetarians can find plenty of options, from the hot veggie dub, to the three-cheese Supreme dub to, broccoli and cheddar cheese soup. Don’t forget the French toast sticks with syrup, or Momma Menna’s famous chocolate chip cookies.
Area Manager Gus Brush fell in love with “dubs” when he was a student at Western Michigan University. He’s now Area Manager for that location, and East Lansing, Allendale, Grand Rapids and Mount Pleasant. “I just loved how simple the brand was, and how delicious the Dub was. It’s a meal that caters to college students, who get hooked on dubs, and bring in friends, parents and grandparents to sample their favorite late night college gnosh.
When Gus orders his favorite Dub, it’s the Master. The grill sizzles as chicken, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and uniquely bite-sized seasoned potatoes are piled high, and sour cream is smothered into the mix. That’s transferred to a grilled, piping hot wrap, pinched, then tightly wrapped so you have to take that first bite to find out what awaits inside.
He relies on his wife, Katie, to keep him organized, as he drops in on each location several times a week. He can work prep with the best, and teaches new hires how to deftly grill and roll up a dublicious Dub. “What I enjoy most is empowering college students to serve customers as they would want to be served. Our employees have to be outgoing, self-motivated, and able to solve problems. They need to be prepared for a rush of customers and not feel overwhelmed. We deliver to fraternities, sororities, dorms, off-campus housing, and businesses within a two-mile radius. Our goal is to get the order to customers as quickly as possible, without breaking any speed limits.
“I challenge each store’s General Manager to beat last year’s numbers and to foster a spirit of “we’re all in this together. We’re always hiring so we have staff that are pumped for this opportunity and see this as an opportunity to gain real-world business experience. In any given year, we acquire as many as 7,000 new Dub fans through word-of-mouth and social media. Still, we’re only as good as the last Dub we’ve served.
115 Albert Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823