Chef Trae Grabosch didn’t really like salads. Then, about six years ago, he found himself opening a restaurant specializing in just that.
LettUsKnow, a soup, salad and sandwich shop in York, will be open for business at a second location in downtown Harrisburg early next month, in the snug space recently vacated by Tiki T’s Mini Donuts and More.
“Everybody always likes something healthy,” said co-owner Joseph Yank. “This gives people that healthy option.”
The menu will include homemade soups, sandwiches and make-your-own salads with homemade dressings. For those not feeling creative, featured salads such as the Caribbean, California Surfer or Greek Goddess can be ordered.
Gyros, fresh fruit smoothies and breakfast items will be offered as well. The most popular items, according to Yank, are the Santa Fe salad, chicken Caesar wrap and chili.
“LettUsKnow is always fresh,” he said.
As for the name, Yank explained it came from both owners’ desire to help out customers in deciding what to order.
LettUsKnow opened six years ago in the York Central Market. Grabosch, having seen limited healthy lunch options and no other salad shops in the downtown York area, filled the gap. Two years later, he opened their shop on S. George Street.
Yank explained that, because about 85 percent of their business in York is carry-out, downtown Harrisburg will be a good location for that service, as well. The 2nd Street building has an ordering window but no seating, so customers will have takeout and delivery options.
“Everything is always nice and fresh, and he makes it right in front of you,” said Joanne Bennett who has been eating at LettUsKnow for five years.
She first met Grabosch at his stand in the market; she loved the food and began coming back about twice a week.
They also cater events and have a food truck that travels to York, Harrisburg and Lancaster on the weekends.
Bennett explained how LettUsKnow’s salads are a staple of her church’s functions now, ever since the first time they catered and everyone enjoyed the food.
Customers can also order LettUsKnow through Uber Eats and Grubhub.
“Trae makes sure he serves the best food, and he prides himself on high quality food,” Bennett said.
LettUsKnow is coming to 221 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, with a planned opening on Jan. 2. They are currently located at 22 S. George St., York. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/lettusknow/.